Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
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 ubuntu.com]
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