[Design-team] Building Brand Together

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Wed Jun 10 13:43:32 UTC 2009

On 06/10/2009 04:06 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> On 06/10/2009 08:47 AM, William Jon McCann wrote:
>> If I were working on a KDE desktop that is based on Fedora packages
>> the first thing I would do is make sure I differentiate it from Fedora
>> since Fedora is a GNOME based project - and that is not going to
>> change.
> GNOME is not upstream for Fedora in it's entirety. Without GNOME, there
> would still be a viable Fedora Project. Where did you get the impression
> Fedora is a GNOME based project?

I think he forgot to add the "desktop" word, the Fedora default desktop 
is indeed based on GNOME.

>> Eventually, the Fedora board will realize that today's conception of
>> spins is a failed experiment and force this change.  I'd encourage
>> projects based on Fedora to do this voluntarily before this occurs.
> Today's conception of spins is not a failed experiment although maybe in
> your opinion it doesn't meet your personal needs and/or expectations;
> today's conception of spins is still in continuous development having
> improved a *lot* since it's first initiation.

I like a lot the idea behind the Games spin (its games not that much) 
and I would not call it a failed conception. A few weeks ago we had that 
spin on a laptop (running OpenArena) at the eLiberatica conference and 
people showed interest.

And even the design team has it own spin in a TODO, thinking it is a 
good idea (something akin of Ubuntu Studio).

> Now am I correct to understand you are suggesting that we should
> differentiate more then calling a Fedora KDE spin just "Fedora KDE
> Spin", such as by calling it something different, like maybe "Kedora"?
> Would that not create yet another brand? Would that not move away from
> Fedora and make *edora sound like *buntu, which has become how many
> people now refer to the project largely subsidized by Canonical?

I think that would be brand dissolution and a bad thing.

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