[Consortium] Linux trademark fees for non-profit organisations

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Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 4:31 pm

Hi Jon,

Is it true that the Linux Mark Institute wants to charge non-profits
US $200 per year to use the word Linux in their names? That's the
impression I get from the form here:


If this is the case, could you ask LMI and/or OSDL to reconsider this
move? It could be seen as a tax by OSDL's corporate founders on
Linux-related groups around the world.

Perhaps there should be a turnover cut-off, eg organisations with less
than US $100,000 annual turnover don't have to pay.



(on behalf of linuxaudio.org)

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