Fedora derivatives branding discussion
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)
> 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 -
More information about the marketing