Fedora derivatives branding discussion
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.
and related talks about it.
They are highly useful if (as Max said) we are choosing the idea of
having two marks
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)
> 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.
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