On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 16:09 +0100, Paul Murray wrote:
> You also have to consider that ubuntu is a word, and was a valid word before
> it was used to name a linux distribution, just by using it to name a
> distribution doesn't give that linux distribution automatic copyright to the
> word. Thats why .ie's are given out on a first come first served basis, as
> is the policy of most nics.
>> A made up word such as "google" has a totally different ruleset, and clearly
> should have, but regular language words can't be reserved for exclusive use
> by any one group, and shouldnt!
For the record, google was a word before the search engine came along.
I remember learning it one Christmas when I was about eight, courtesy of
the Guinness Book of Records.
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