Advocates freedom, but then takes it away?
Are you fucking kidding me?
Open source is a good thing. ubuntu, redhat, gentoo. These are names we associate to particular operating systems. without trademark, we would have every fat greasy linux geek calling his own homebrew distro "Knoppix xtreme" or something equally banal. Trademark preserves the quality image we have in our minds of a particular product. I mean, let's take the DS and PSP for example. Their trademarks are ripped off blatently by chinese company's making extremly low quality, similar looking products. Eliminating trademarks on opensource product's will have the EXACT same effect.
Every trademan, programmer, anyone who put's anysort of work into a product, either for self gratification or momey, deserves to have their product, if made to a high degree of quality and worksmanship, be considered good. he doe's not deserve for some charlatan to come along and call his lower quality and inferior product the same name to leech the reflected glory away from the original worksman, who im going to call bill. Bill has 3 kids and a mortgage, a nagging wife and a goldfish. if bill leaves boston travelling in a car at 60 miles an hour and tracey is travelling from new york in a time capsule travelling 120 miles an hour, how much wood will a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
To summarise: dont do school, stay in milk, drink drugs.
I'm all for freedom and the open source way, but there's limit's, without those limit's,we wouldn't have limits, and we'd be limitless in our depravity. if we follow that particular line of thinking,pretty soon we'll have women riding horse's one leg on each side, salt in our lasagne and massive orgies in the street, thousands of naked bodies writhing in ecstasy, all on the cusp of losing complete sexual control.......................on second thought, down with trademark!