Associating the Red Hat and Fedora brands?

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at
Tue Apr 1 14:38:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, 1 Apr 2008, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
>> So I'm going to ask this question to you, the friendly Fedora marketing 
>> team.
>> But first, a history lesson:
>> This is pretty much the most accurate depiction of how the great brand gulf 
>> between Fedora and Red Hat started.  And in many people's minds, that gulf 
>> has grown to such an extent that many don't have any way of associating Red 
>> Hat with Fedora *at all*.
>> So let me ask you:
>> If, in splash screens for Fedora, we put a tasteful "sponsored by Red Hat" 
>> with the Shadowman logo somewhere small... how would you all feel about 
>> that?
> A bit of a odd thing going on here. I just suggested a very similar idea very 
> recently in the list and two people quoted you to show why I shouldn't do 
> this. Apparently now that you are for it, I guess it is ok.

Heh.  :)

Times change.  People do too.

But I want to dig deeper into Joerg's objections -- at least, the ones 
that don't involve quoting me.


Greg DeKoenigsberg
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...from him much shall be asked"

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