FreeBSD trademark status

Chris Zumbrunn chris at
Sun Feb 13 17:22:37 PST 2005

On Feb 14, 2005, at 1:55 AM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:

> Notice that the registered trademark covers only an "archive of 
> computer
> programs" on CD-ROM.  It says nothing about an operating system.  This
> means that someone can still use the FreeBSD mark to designate an
> operating system as a separate trademark.  I wonder why such a
> restrictive scope was given to the original trademark.  Was FreeBSD
> already a complete operating system in 1993?

The FreeBSD foundation is updating this to reflect the current use.


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