warlock at eskimo.com
Sat Sep 2 04:47:34 CEST 2000
On Thu, 31 Aug 2000 18:41:45 -0500 (CDT),
marduk, in the persona of <marduk at python.net>,
brought forth the following words...:
>I have been forced to refrain from using the name "Linbot" from anything
>I'm associated with. This was a result of a Cease and Desist from
>www.watchfire.com . Their claim is that Linbot infringed upon their
>(pending) trademark on Linkbot. As a "quick fix" I took down the web site
>and renamed the mailing list.
>I haven't decided yet what to do from there. As I haven't worked on
>Linbot in a while and haven't had time to. My primary concern right now
>is to make sure I don't get sued. I guess I could re-release Linbot under
>a different name, but my fear is that a new wave of email will come in
>requesting bug fixes and new features and I cannot promise those at this
>An announcement will be made as to the future of the Software Formerly
>Known as Linbot. The truth is I like to continue to develop it and I have
>a lot of cool ideas for it, but lately it hasn't been on my list of
>priorities. The trademark thing kind of took me by surprise. The
>software has had that name for almost three years and it just so happens
>to be near dead when I get slammed with a Cease and Desist.
>On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Oleg Broytmann wrote:
wonder if linbot was around before linkbot?
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