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[OT] MS have right on the word "Windows" ? - Ruby

Hi, Microsoft is pressuring wxWindows to stop using the word "Windows" in the name. Refer to http://lists.wxwindows.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?5:mss:42943:200402:ennjfiogkccphebpmcfc What do you think about this? BTW, Intel is pressuring a company site DCINSIDE.COM to stop using the word "inside" in Korea. :) Regards, Park Heesob...

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    Default [OT] MS have right on the word "Windows" ?

    Hi,

    Microsoft is pressuring wxWindows to stop using the word "Windows" in the
    name.
    Refer to
    http://lists.wxwindows.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?5:mss:42943:200402:ennjfiogkccphebpmcfc

    What do you think about this?

    BTW, Intel is pressuring a company site DCINSIDE.COM to stop using the word
    "inside" in Korea. :)

    Regards,

    Park Heesob


    Park Guest

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    Default Re: [OT] MS have right on the word "Windows" ?

    In article <c04apu$h42$kornet.net>,
    Park Heesob <net> wrote: 

    What about XWindows (which I believe has been around a longer than the
    'OS' known as 'windows' from Redmond)?
     

    It's silly. 'windows' is a generic term. At some point about 10 years
    ago I think that a court ruled that it's a generidc term, but then later
    on another court ruled that it wasn't... who knows where it stands now.
     

    More silliness.

    Welcome to the American legal system.

    Phil
    Phil Guest

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    Default Re: [OT] MS have right on the word "Windows" ?

    Phil Tomson wrote: 
    >
    >
    > What about XWindows (which I believe has been around a longer than the
    > 'OS' known as 'windows' from Redmond)?[/ref]

    That's only a slang term. The actual name is the X Window System. That
    is to say, it's a "window system" named "X" -- not a "system" named
    "X Windows".
     
    >
    > It's silly. 'windows' is a generic term. At some point about 10 years
    > ago I think that a court ruled that it's a generidc term, but then later
    > on another court ruled that it wasn't... who knows where it stands now.

    >
    > More silliness.
    >
    > Welcome to the American legal system.[/ref]

    Agreed, it's silliness.

    My personal favorite was the suit by Microsoft against the church
    which had the billboard reading: "Where do you want to go tomorrow?"

    :)

    Hal



    Hal Guest

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    Default Re: [OT] MS have right on the word "Windows" ?

    Hello Phil,

    Sunday, February 8, 2004, 7:25:04 AM, you wrote:

    PT> It's silly. 'windows' is a generic term. At some point about 10 years
    PT> ago I think that a court ruled that it's a generidc term, but then later
    PT> on another court ruled that it wasn't... who knows where it stands now.

    At the moment it is different for each country. Lindows won the trial in
    the USA with exact this statement (generic term) from the judge, but
    lost in the Netherlands.


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    Lothar mailto:com



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    "Phil Tomson" wrote: 
    >
    > What about XWindows (which I believe has been around a longer than the
    > 'OS' known as 'windows' from Redmond)?
    >[/ref]

    Most GUIs are derivative of early research at Xerox-PARC, aren't they ? -
    and the only one of these three that doesn't acknowledge this with an
    "x" prefix is MS. (Windows X-P would have been a nice way of thanking
    <"the giants whose shoulders MS stand on"> for their supply of Golden Eggs
    but XP, IIUC, doesn't stand for Xerox-PARC).

     [/ref]

    I want to issue profanities, but Mz (rightly) discourages such aggressiveness.



    Dave



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    Default Re: [OT] MS have right on the word "Windows" ?

    Hi!

    * Park Heesob: 

    [SNIP]
     

    Ensuring demand for upcoming Microsoft Aspirin.

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