On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 12:00:49PM +0200, Max Spevack wrote:
> "Usage of trademark was granted to Russian Fedora by agreement between
> Red Hat and other company that represent it here, AFAIK."
Where are you quoting this from?
> Max, can you comment this?
Sure. I'll repeat the same things that I wrote and said last year when I
was in Moscow, regarding a "Russian Fedora" spin.
It's perfectly ok to take additional non-Fedora packages and build a new
image that is a combination of (for example) Fedora and RPMFusion.
Many people do this, but from a trademark perspective, once we do that we
can't call it "Fedora" anymore, but have to give it a different name. We
call it a Fedora "remix".
See here -- http://tinyurl.com/mwov8n
(links to Fedora wiki)
There was a thread about this in December that Paul Frields and I were
on, and the end result was that we asked for it to be called "Fedora
Russian Remix 10/11/12" if there were any changes being made from the
"official" Fedora package set.
Right, although I think the most correct way to name it would be
"Russian Fedora Remix 10/11/12," since "Fedora Remix" should be kept
together as a single term.
Basically, these are the same guidelines that apply everywhere around
world. Nothing different for Russia.
Can we raise someone from the team producing this Fedora Remix to make
sure they are up to speed on the guidelines?
And if they are going to be using a domain with "fedora" in it, we
also need to make sure the domain owner is operating under a trademark
license. I don't show any record of the Board having issued such a
license for any Russian domain to date.
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
- - - - http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
: stickster @ #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fredlug