On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:26 PM, Matthew Miller
Let me see if I can explain this concisely. https://cloudrouter.org/
a Fedora Remix aimed at software-defined networking. The company behind
it has a launch event on September 9th, and as a token of appreciation
for being Fedora-based, would like to add us as a sponsor (although
they are not asking for any money). They would put our name on a coffee
station (similarly to how our friends at Rackspace sponsored breaks at
Flock). Do we want to do this?
This is coming to me from an old-school Fedora contributor who now
works at the company; I'm quite sure that it's motivated by a sincere
wish to recognize Fedora, rather than just trying to glom on to our
good name. I definitely like the idea of recognizing/supporting people
building cool new things on Fedora, although I'm not sure if
sponsorship is the right idiom.
I'm not on the council, but being involved with ARM stuff of similar
nature in the past I'd ask the following questions:
1) Are they properly handling all the legal/trademark bits as
expected, if they're not and we back them it could bite later?
2) what is the relationship, are they just consuming our work and
wanting to use the brand to their advantage?
3) are they actively contributing?