OpenBSD Journal

[OpenSSH] IETF declares SSH a generic term

Contributed by Dengue on from the promising dept.

evenprime writes : "Network Fusion is reporting on Tatu Ylonnen's request that they change the name of the SSH protocol to protect his trademark. The story says:
"IETF participants argued that both Secure Shell and its acronym SSH were generic terms that can't be protected by trademarks. Ultimately, the working group voted 3 to 1 to reject Ylonnen's request."

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Flynn () on

    YAY! I said that... Well.. All i can say is I hope this finally gets put to rest and the guys at OpenSSH can go back about their business of creating cool software....

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    It's about time this nonsense has finally been killed... You can't have it both ways... If only somebody challenged Windows ~1992.... Grrrr!

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    It's written Ylonen, not Ylonnen.


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