Fedora Project: Announcing New Direction

Rik van Riel riel at redhat.com
Mon Sep 22 19:09:59 UTC 2003

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Otto Haliburton wrote:

> > Fedora Linux *is* "Redhat Linux", just with a different name and a
> > *more* open development model.

> The question is "What are you smoking".  If that was the case why make
> the change????????

One of the reasons would be trademark law.  If free
distribution of things with the Red Hat name and logo
were allowed, the trademark would be invalid very
quickly ... ;)

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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