Jim Richardson warlock at
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>,
 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
> .  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:

This sucks, 
 wonder if linbot was around before linkbot?

Jim Richardson
	Anarchist, pagan and proud of it
	Linux, because life's too short for a buggy OS.

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