Microsoft asks German Linux site to remove slogan
MUNICH (IDG) -- A German Web site which provides information about the Linux operating system has been asked by Microsoft Corp. to remove a slogan from the site which was strikingly similar to one already used by the Redmond, Washington-based software giant.
Microsoft recently asked the authors of the Web site, called Linux.de, to remove the slogan, "where do you want to go tomorrow?", according to a statement posted this week on the Web site.
Microsoft officials in Germany could not be immediately reached for comment. Microsoft has advertised some of its products using the slogan "Where do you want to go today?"
Until the legal situation is cleared up, the Web site's authors said, the slogan has been withdrawn.
"What the legal position is due to this similarity is not yet quite clear. To be continued?" said the statement posted at Linux.de.
To make up for the missing jingle, Linux.de is also sponsoring a contest among its members to see who can come up with a winning replacement. The Web site's authors won't reveal the prize, but it looks like the lucky winner will get his or her own life-size Linux mascot: "it's really large, cuddly and definitely does not fit in your CD-ROM drive," the statement said.
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