Fedora derivatives branding discussion

Chitlesh GOORAH chitlesh at fedoraproject.org
Thu Apr 20 19:15:15 UTC 2006


This is a pretty confusing decision to take.

Since last week in the Fedora Live-CDs, there were talks and more
confusion about it.
see https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-livecd-list/2006-April/msg00110.html
and related talks about it.

They are highly useful if (as Max said) we are choosing the idea of
having two marks

Chitlesh GOORAH

On 4/20/06, Max Spevack <mspevack at redhat.com> 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.
> --Max
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