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Re: off list -- Re: about anaconda



On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 09:15:58AM -0700, Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 19:06, John wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, R P Herrold wrote:
> > 
> > > John, Robert, Matt -- this has drifted _SO_ far off topic from
> > > anaconda matters -- could you fellows either take it
> > > elsewhere, off the list, please.
> > 
> 
> I agree with R.P. on this. This is better for the redhat-list etc. This
> has zip to do with anaconda development other than soap-box discussions.
> Since about the only thing I can do is rant on how silly and stupid the
> rest of the letter is... I am just going to stop there. As far as I am
> concerned the moral issues are covered by the fact that Red Hat pays for
> a ton of developers, has spent millions of dollars promoting Open
> Source, and gives all their CODE on their OS distribution back to the
> community. 

Well, personally I would never see it if it were on redhat-list.
There's far too much traffic there for me to handle.

Another thing about this thread on anaconda-devel-list is that nearly
all the non-Red Hat people on list here are making local
modifications, and these trademark matters concern them - especially
if they are productizing modified Red Hat Linux for the marketplace.

Finally, the policy we have to take on this is mostly that of legal
requirements put on us by trademark law.  If we allowed anyone to
enter into the marketplace with products which use our trademark then
we are not adequately protecting it.

Cheers,

Matt





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