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Re: Nomenclature: "MIPS32", "MIPS64"

To: Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: Nomenclature: "MIPS32", "MIPS64"
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 12:19:10 -0200
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>,,
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References: <00a201bf3fed$df8c82f0$> <>
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.


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