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Linux trademark letter result pleases lawyer

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A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has hailed as "favourable" the fact one in nine Australian vendors targeted by a letter campaign asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the 'Linux' name have agreed to do so.

Jeremy Malcolm, the Perth-based lawyer who sent the letter out late last month, told ZDNet Australia more than 10 percent of the 90-odd organisations which received the letter had signed and returned the statutory declaration attached.

Describing the response as "mostly favourable", Malcolm noted while the numbers might not sound very large, in actual fact he hadn't expected any more.

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