trademarks [was: xulrunner 2.0 in rawhide (F15) bundles several system libs]

Andre Robatino robatino at
Wed Oct 6 17:54:38 UTC 2010

Adam Williamson <awilliam <at>> writes:

> It's really pretty simple: we can only define goals and values and
> blahblah for 'the Fedora project' as long as we actually retain control
> over 'the Fedora project' (that's we as in the Fedora community, not Red
> Hat, BTW) and we can only do that if we control the name 'Fedora'. If
> anyone can make anything and call it 'Fedora', how are people to know
> what comes from the Fedora project and is backed by its values, and what
> doesn't?

Well, I suppose digital signatures would make this possible - but given that
most people don't know how to use them, and the availability of an infinite
number of free names to choose from, I think trademark restrictions are

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