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osViews: Apple defends use of \"Unix\"

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Wed April 7, 2004

Apple defends use of \"Unix

Kelly McNeill of osViews has written an editorial on Apple's struggle with the Open Group over . The Open Group claims that Apple is infringing upon its trademark and that the company was devaluing its asset by not adhering to the strict guidelines that it specified. "If the matter were an issue of simply adhering to a collection of standards, I can't imagine that Apple would have been reluctant to get its OS up to spec to avoid litigation, but [...] I have a hunch that it has something to do with the $100,000 yearly fee that the Open Group requires," McNeill says.

by MacNN Staff




  1. HowieDI2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh jeez!!!

    just another attempt to get some of Apple's money!!!

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Exhorbitant fee

    $100,000 seems hefty. If it takes an entire man-year to certify an OS as UNIX, then I guess it is a fair price. But, I doubt it takes that much time.

  1. abnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what about posix??

    r they (c) that too?

  1. TylerDurden

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "Open Group" --- $100,000... That doesn't sound very "open" to me... How about they name themselves the "Extortion Group".

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Keep your opinions

    Well, this is just a legal game and it sounds like TOG might have messed up by challenging Apple; they have the most to lose now. The second page of the artical was very informative, but I would have preferred the auther, speculating that Apple is fighting this to save $100, 000, should have kept the opinion to herself. In an unbiased article the fact should have been mentioned, she made a suggestion.

  1. Person Man

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's called OS VIEWS

    "Views" implies "opinions".

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