Fedora derivatives branding discussion

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Apr 20 17:44:36 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 13:36 -0400, Max Spevack wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> The Fedora board needs help with a policy decision.
> As Fedora evolves, we'll be seeing more and more custom distributions that 
> are spun from the Fedora Universe of packages.  Kadischi-based Live CDs 
> are a good example.  We'd like to be able to allow these distributions to 
> use the Fedora name -- and we've got tentative buy-in from legal to do it 
> -- so long as the distros are built entirely from Fedora (Core+Extras) 
> packages.
> So.  How should the Fedora brand be used in such cases?
> Let's say, for example, that Rex Dieter builds a minimal Fedora distro
> that has KDE and no GNOME -- and he wants to call it "KDExcellent".  He
> also wants people to know that it's derived from official Fedora packages.
> Should we let him call it:
>      + Fedora KDExcellent?
>      + KDExcellent, based on Fedora?
>      + KDExcellent, a Fedora distribution?
> Whatever policy we come up with now, we'll be stuck with for quite a
> while -- so we could use some help.
> Thanks in advance for your ideas.

A related thing to drive forward is to make it trivially easy for others
to rebrand Fedora when they are creating derivatives.

Things that need to be changed -

Derived distributions 



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