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Re: Request for Trademark Approval (Fedora AOS Spin)



On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 13:28 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> > This echos back to a conversation I had during the core/extras merge
> > meetings, the idea of a Fedora Standard Base.  That is, a basic set of
> > things you must have in your "spin" in order to call it Fedora.  These
> > include things like rpm, yum, and SELinux (at least in my opinion), but
> > we never really coded this up nor hashed out what should be in the FSB,
> > or if FSB was even a good name for the concept.
> 
> None of these sort of technical or quality arguments with regard to
> how a set of Fedora packages maybe chosen to make up a Spin are
> accounted for in the new trademark policy as drafted.  The new
> trademark policy is much more liberal than this, and in fact I doubt
> that the Board would be required to approve trademark usage of the AOS
> concept as it stands is if the new trademark policy was in effect at
> this very moment.
> 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Pfrields/NewTrademarkGuidelines#Pure_Fedora_spins
> 
> If we are serious about adopting the New Trademark Guidelines at some
> point, then I think its appropriate to view the current trademark
> approvals that come up in the light of that trademark policy draft.
> And under that rules laid that in that draft.. I don't see anything
> blocking use of the trademark.  If selinux support can be stripped out
> using nothing but pure Fedora software...that is not a blocker on the
> trademark approval.  If you want it to be a blocker, then you need to
> punch Paul in the head about changing the new trademark policy draft
> to account for that... before we put them in place.

Might I suggest, as an alternative to punching me in the head, actually
*commenting on the draft* as I have repeatedly requested? ;-)

> Now a technical or quality bar such as the FSB concept may be
> appropriate as a technical hurdle to get into to the kickstart pool
> and other potential central project services which could be layered on
> top of the kickstart pool like composing and hosting.

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