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Re: [Fedora-config-list] Moving TradeMark thread to fedora-config.



On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 20:58, Brent Fox wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-11-09 at 13:14, seth vidal wrote:
> > > As far as the trademarks go, Yellow Dog ships with all the
> > > redhat-config-* tools and I don't think that trademarks have ever been
> > > a problem.
> > 
> > I'd really want a confirmed answer on this one. Just b/c something
> > "hasn't been a problem" doesn't mean it won't become a problem.
> 
> Ok, here's the word from the legal department:
> 
> "Red Hat never asked anyone to change the package names in the manner 
> that we tell them that they cannot redistribute RED HAT LINUX under the 
> RED HAT brand name without a written agreement with Red Hat.  At the 
> same time, we recognize the confusion this may cause, and Red Hat will 
> endeavor to amend package names to remove the "redhat" reference as new 
> releases permit."
> 
> 
> So it was bad practice for us to put the 'redhat' name into the package
> names in the first place.  I am asking for clarification about
> 'fedora'.  It is possible that the same trademark problems that exist
> with the 'redhat' name will exist for 'fedora' as well.
> 
> At the moment, I'm leaning toward Andre's suggestion of "system-config"

Give me system-config-foo over fedora-config-foo any day.
"system-config" is so painfully obvious once you see it it's hard to
figure how the heck that wasn't thought/used in the first place :)

	- Panu -




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