weska...@gmail.com (2009-08-31 at 1200.43 -0700):
> > > To clarify the issue here, some names, such as "PhotoShop" and "Linux",
> > > are trademarked and require permission in order to be used.  "Gimp",
> > > however, is not trademarked, so no permission is needed.
> > Hm... http://wiki.gimp.org/gimp/TrademarkGuidelines
> Interesting -- I did a search for "Gimp trademark" and didn't find that.
> But is there any evidence that "Gimp" is actually trademarked?  Unlike
> copyright, trademarks are not automatic -- they must be applied for and
> approved.  They must also be actively defended in order to be enforceable.

IIRC that page is a satire of the trademark page of another
program. So take it with a grain of salt.

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