[coreboot] Hmm Is the coreboot name copyrighted?

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Sun May 31 07:21:54 CEST 2009

On Sat, 30 May 2009 23:25:32 -0400, Robinson Tryon
<bishop.robinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 9:18 PM, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
>> Looks like ther is another coreboot out there in Japan...
>> http://www.nttdata.co.jp/en/media/2009/041400.html
> It looks like the NTT Data company made an announcement in 2007 about
> their "CoreBoot" thin client:
> http://www.nttdata.co.jp/en/media/2007/062500.html
> "CoreBootTM is a network boot thin client developed by NTT DATA
> Corporation with the aim of preventing information leaks, reducing
> administration costs, and achieving high performance. Designed as a
> diskless PC to meet the needs for information security and efficient
> terminal administration..."
> "LinuxBIOS" was rebranded "coreboot" at the very beginning of 2008:
> http://coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-January/029133.html
> "Welcome to coreboot!
> It's been 10 years (in octal anyway!) since the first successful
> boot.
> [...]
> As a result, starting last year, we decided to look at a new name. We
> had lots of
> candidates, and discussed the name with many companies. In the end, the
> name
> that seemed to stick was "coreboot". It makes a lot of sense: the code we
> are
> working on is the "core boot code".
> So, starting this year, the 10th (base 8!) anniversary of the first
> LinuxBIOS boot,
> we are transitioning to the name coreboot. As you can see from the above,
> coreboot can support all kinds of software, still including Linux."
Well that is not good news....

Joseph Smith

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