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# 8  
Old 07-16-2002
unix.net has been transferred to X/Open

Wipo decision.

We may be next. But let us die as we have lived. This site is the best source of Unix technical information on the Internet. Let's keep it that way. Until the very end, if it comes. Please refrain from posting flames on this site. Even flames directed against those who want to shut us down.

If we must go out, let's go out with class.

And let's continue to hope for the best. We aren't shut down yet!
# 9  
Old 07-16-2002
If unix.com does go, will the forum change to a new domain name or will it just cease to be? It would be a shame to lose the knowledge sharing that goes on here.
# 10  
Old 07-17-2002
I love this site, but Neo why not one of these names? Just in case...

Here is a good list of new names. There are plenty of sites like unixguide.com and unixreview.com.

I know this is a matter of principle to keep the orignal name, but please consider these alternatives. It might go against your principles, but you may need to change the name early so you can keep the traffic and inform users of the change before you possibly go offline.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!! However, reality may be a b**ch in a short while



Here are my top ten new names for the website.


www.unixforum.com/net/org

www.unixtopics.com/net/org

www.unixtalk.com/net/org

www.unixusers.com/net/org

www.unix-for-all.com/net/org

www.unix-my-unix.com/net/org

www.unix-is-life.com/net/org

www.unix-is-better-than-sex.com/net/org

www.got-unix.com/net/org

www.unix-the-only-OS.com/net/org


Feel free to edit these. I am sure most of them are not being used.

Smilie Smilie Smilie Smilie Smilie
# 11  
Old 07-17-2002
What about we-are-not-a-commercial-entity-but-like-to-discuss-unix.com ?
# 12  
Old 07-18-2002
From: The unix.org decision

Quote:
The Panel finds that the use of UNIX as part of the domain name not followed by a noun is a misuse of the trademark not authorized by the Complainant. The evidence submitted by the Respondent as seen in Annex 2 show the use of UNIX in combination such as UnixReview.com; UNIX Reference Desk and UNIX Training a sponsored link, all being uses of UNIX as an adjective in association with a noun defining the goods or services.
Most of the domain names that you guys have proposed would fail that test. And there's more to this. I delayed posting until I reread the noun and adjective chapters in Harper's English Grammer. The terms "mouse trap", "mouse-trap", and "mousetrap" are a compound noun, a hyphenated compound noun, and a solid compound noun. I cannot find any support for calling a noun an adjective in usage like that. I am not convinced that it's possible to use "UNIX" as an adjective. There is a adjective form of mouse, "mousey". Need we say "UNIXy"? What is my response if I am asked under oath if we used "UNIX" as a noun?

And the current proceedings are about domain names. Can we be sure that content is safe? Can we be sued for participating in this thread? Can Neo be sued for allowing this content on his web site? I'm getting uneasy about discussing you-know-what in public. I think that we would need more than just a new domain name to continue. We would also need some answers to these issues.
# 13  
Old 07-19-2002
Perderabo,

Of course, these were some what sarcastic webnames... hehehe...

If that is the case then UNIXForum.com/net/org or UnixTalk.com/net/org should pass the test.

If unixreview.com and unixusers.com, unixtopics.com and unixforum.com aren't the same usage and equally allowable under the portion you quoted, then I don't know who can dilineate the differnce. Or what, if any, use of the work UNIX in any website can be safe from this ruling.

These sure sound like examples of unix as the adj. modifing the noun. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't think so.



Smilie
# 14  
Old 07-19-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by Perderabo
The Panel finds that the use of UNIX as part of the domain name not followed by a noun is a misuse of the trademark not authorized by the Complainant. The evidence submitted by the Respondent as seen in Annex 2 show the use of UNIX in combination such as UnixReview.com; UNIX Reference Desk and UNIX Training a sponsored link, all being uses of UNIX as an adjective in association with a noun defining the goods or services.
I am just a tad bit confused. In the original quote it references unixreview.com. Isn't "review" a verb and not a noun?

Granted, my grammar analysis is a little out of date and most of my grammar syntax corrections as of late have come from g++. Smilie

Could "unixlikeforum" be valid with the adjective being "unixlike"? [This probably breaks some rule of grammer, I bet]
Or how about "unixforum" with forum veing the noun and unix being the adjective to describe the forum or would that be a noun-noun combination? It seems to work for "unixreview" where review could possibly be viewed as a noun or a verb.

Ok... Now I remember why I never thought about being a lawyer! Smilie

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