Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?
robitaille at gmail.com
Wed May 28 11:22:33 BST 2008
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 3:15 AM, Jonathan Carter <jonathan at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi Scott
> Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
>> Let's just hope that everyone doesn't forget it's Ubuntu Linux, and not
>> just "Ubuntu". Ubuntu could become a genericized trademark, which is not
>> good for Canonical.
> AFAIK, it's officially just Ubuntu, not Ubuntu Linux. Here in South
> Africa, there are PLENTY of companies that are called Ubuntu, and they
> existed long before the Linux distribution. I think it's already been a
> generic trademark even before Canonical decided to use it.
And if you use only "Ubuntu" instead of "Ubuntu Linux", then you don't
have to decide which one to use, "Ubuntu Linux" and "Ubuntu
Gnu/Linux", when writing documentation.
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