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Re: Nomenclature: "MIPS32", "MIPS64"

To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Nomenclature: "MIPS32", "MIPS64"
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 12:19:10 -0200
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, ralf@oss.sgi.com, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <E11uyJ2-0006Eb-00@the-village.bc.nu>
References: <00a201bf3fed$df8c82f0$0ceca8c0@satanas.mips.com> <E11uyJ2-0006Eb-00@the-village.bc.nu>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 01:35:54PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

> I would suggest that until someone from MIPS legal specifically raises an 
> issue
> you don't worry about it. With the sparc people they were quite happy with
> Linux/sparc - which denotes Linux for sparc systems (they objected to 
> sparclinux as that implied it was their product). In fact given the "/" is
> 'for' then I don't think there is even a valid trademark issue to be raised.
> 
> Its also not in MIPS interest to cause trouble. Its a product for their
> system. If they started being silly then everyones lawyers would be advising
> them to pull their "xyz product for mips" as a legal precaution.

I wouldn't expect MIPS to create any legal problems for anybody; you should
consider this no more than an advice.

  Ralf

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