The T-shirts are just free publicity for Fedora.
I dont think Novell is attacking all websites selling SUSE T-shirts,
or Ubuntu or Mandriva or...
If it doesen't harm, then why be angry about it?
On 12/26/05, Mauricio Pretto - LM² <mauricio(a)lm2.com.br> wrote:
They are not just selling cd's.
They sell Tshirts, pens and other, usually this should only be selled by
The guys from debian, only let autorized people sell stuff with debian
logo, this is a way to rise founds.
The cd's i dont see any problem as we have the list of autorized vendors
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Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> I think that the problem is that Use of the Fedora Logo needs to be
>> 'authorised'. Of Course, people are allowed to sell `Fedora Core` for
>> as much as they want (as long as they do not violate GPL).
> No. We dont need to authorize each and every instance. We can setup
> guidelines just like we have the trademark guidelines and ask anyone
> who wants to redistribute Fedora CD's and use the logos to go through
> these guidelines and follow them. The current guidelines available
>> But how much money are we really going to get out of them?
> We dont really need money from anyone who merely redistributes Fedora
> without any modifications as long as they follow the very reasonable
> guidelines put forward. We can request them to contribute to Fedora
> Foundation (remember its a non-profit and the amount can only used for
> Fedora) say a fixed percentage of sales returns in exchange for
> vendor listings and joint promotions perhaps but thats not absolutely
> necessary if they want to just do things on their own.
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