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Re: [PATCH] Misc patches for grub2

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Misc patches for grub2
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 00:55:45 -0400

On Sat, 2008-07-26 at 12:28 +0800, Bean wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 4:53 AM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 12:38:59AM +0800, Bean wrote:
> >> 4. rename appleloader command to bootcamp
> >>
> >> The name appleloader may be a little confusing, bootcamp seems to be a
> >> better choice.
> >
> > I'm not sure if this would comply with Apple trademarks.  What does this
> > command do?
> Hi,
> It does the same thing as bootcamp, like loading legacy mbr, cd, etc.
> Also, It doesn't do it by itself, it calls a special efi image
> provided by the apple firmware.

IMHO that even worse.  Using a trademarked name like "linux" to run the
trademarked software could be justified.  But using a trademarked name
to replace or emulate the original software is asking for a big trouble.

Admittedly, I'm not a lawyer, but some people are, and it's better not
to attract their attention.

Pavel Roskin

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