Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Sep 29 05:54:57 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 08:14:19PM -0700, Ernest Doub wrote:
>    The poster may be using the M$ to avoid any possibility of repercussions
>    for the unauthorized use of a trademarked name/abreviation that may be
>    viewed unfavorably by the legal department of the trademark holder.
>    Everybody knows what the euphemism refers to.� The use of it shows a
>    deliberate attempt to avoid infringing on the trademark while expressing
>    an opinion.

This makes no sense and I'm afraid it really just sounds like an excuse
for using a childish name.  Using a trademark to refer to the owner of
the trademark is not trademark infringement.

Let's be grown-ups about how we refer to our competitors.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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