Re: [RFC] NFC subsystem prototype

From: Clemens Ladisch
Date: Tue Apr 12 2011 - 03:07:57 EST

Harald Welte wrote:
> Also, I'm not quite clear what's the situation with regard to the NFC trademark,

As far as I can tell, "NFC" itself isn't trademarked; it's used in the
ISO standard, and the Wikipedia page mentions several organizations like
NFC World, NFC Times, NFC Lab, and (What _is_
trademarked is the "N-Mark": <>.)

> i.e. if it wise to use the trademark. There has been one previous case with
> the 'firewire' situation, where firewire is the trademark and IEEE 1394 the name
> of the technical specification - and the the Linux subsystem is alled
> 'ieee1394'...

In recent kernels, the "ieee1394" subsystem has been replaced by the new
subsystem named "firewire" (and called "Juju").

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