Posted by: Anonymous
on October 07, 2007 09:26 PM
Symantec's actions do seem reasonable to me - the G4L project *is* using their trademark. Forget this silly business of trademarking common English words - G4L isn't a completely unrelated use of the term 'Ghost'. It's a direct reference to Symantec's product, basically describing themselves as the Linux version of the same. Which they're not - they might be an *equivalent*, but their name implies a closer link than that.
Really, some of the open-source projects should be more careful than this. I mean, some companies are overly trigger-happy with their lawyers, but this is about as straight-forward a case of trademark infringement as you could ever fine.