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


(Park Heesob) #1

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. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Park Heesob


#2

In article c04apu$h42$1@news1.kornet.net,

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

What do you think about this?

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.

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

More silliness.

Welcome to the American legal system.

Phil

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Park Heesob phasis68@kornet.net wrote:


(Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT) #3

Hi!

  • Park Heesob:

Microsoft is pressuring wxWindows to stop using the word "Windows"
in the name.

[SNIP]

What do you think about this?

Ensuring demand for upcoming Microsoft Aspirin.

Josef ‘Jupp’ SCHUGT

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(HAL 9000) #4

Phil Tomson wrote:

In article c04apu$h42$1@news1.kornet.net,

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

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".

What do you think about this?

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.

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

More silliness.

Welcome to the American legal system.

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?”

:slight_smile:

Hal

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Park Heesob phasis68@kornet.net wrote:


(Lothar Scholz) #5

Hello Phil,

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

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.

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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(daz) #6

“Phil Tomson” wrote:

*** Park Heesob wrote:

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

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).

What do you think about this?

I want to issue profanities, but M@z (rightly) discourages such aggressiveness.

Dave