[rescue] OS X is certified UNIX
rdarlington at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 16:16:04 CDT 2007
Right, however they licensed the trademark specifically for OS X
version 10.5 on Intel. This use of the trademark does not extend to
any other version of the operating system on any other platform. I
imagine this is the case because it is the first and only version of
the OS to be able to pass the tests.
On 6/13/07, Geoffrey S. Mendelson <gsm at mendelson.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 02:42:23PM -0600, Robert Darlington wrote:
> > To be called UNIX you have to license the trademark from the OpenGroup
> > (see www.unix.org) and nothing more.... well mostly. They will only
> > license it to you if you pass their tests for meeting various
> > requirements of the UNIX specification. The UNIX specification is
> > something like 90 pounds in print. The OpenGroup owns the trademark.
> > I don't think you can be grandfathered into that but I'm not a lawyer.
> Sure, Apple has a license to use the UNIX name, once given, it can not
> be revoked unless it expired.
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