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We Can't Say “Microvell” Anymore

A short while ago it turned out that there is already a company called "Microvell" (maybe even more than one), so we cannot use that word anymore. It's not as innocent as it initially seemed.



For what it's worth, we are probably not the origin of this name and we are not the only ones using it to describe the grouping of Microsoft and Novell. But as the conversation below suggests, we should stop using the word, no matter how adequate it seems every now and then. We wrote about trademarks almost exactly one year ago.




*alan (n=chatzill) has joined #boycottnovellNov 18 18:05
schestowitzHi, alan Nov 18 18:06
alanAlohaNov 18 18:06
alanI was just wondering if you knew that microvell is a registered companyNov 18 18:06
schestowitzLet me check.Nov 18 18:06
alanhttp://www.microvell.net/Nov 18 18:07
schestowitzOh my god! :-) I didn't know.Nov 18 18:07
alanThey may not appreciate being caught in any crossfire is allNov 18 18:07
schestowitzDo you know them?Nov 18 18:07
schestowitzIs there also a Novellsoft?Nov 18 18:08
alanWho knowsNov 18 18:08
schestowitzhttp://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_... "Date first seenAugust 2000"Nov 18 18:08
schestowitzDid you hear anything from them?Nov 18 18:08
*alan has quit (Client Quit)Nov 18 18:09
schestowitzEeek. http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_re...Nov 18 18:09
schestowitzhttp://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient...Nov 18 18:09
schestowitzSince he left, he might be associated with the company.Nov 18 18:10





Thoughts are always welcome. We discuss this in IRC at this very moment.

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