On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 10:59, Jon W. Bius wrote:
Anyone heard any more on this announcement at
Nutshell is Cornell University and University of Virginia developed an
open-source digital repository management system under the name
Fedora, and released it in May 2003.
As I've posted on other lists:
I talked with Michael Johnson who is cited as the leader of the fedora
project on the fedora.redhat.com
He talked with the legal counsel at red hat and got the following info.
- the fedora.info people haven't tried to take a number of steps to work
it out - they've taken none
- fedora.info was only using f.e.d.o.r.a as an acronym -not as a
- only after the rh trademark filing did fedora.info assert a trademark
- rh had previously informed uva and cornell that rh would not interfere
with their continued use of the fedora trademark.
- the fedora has been associated with red hat ever since the shadowman
logo was adopted.
so there is some more exact info.
it seems to me rh has acted both legally and ethically correct -
especially that they told uva and cornell that they would not interfere
with the use of the term for the fedora.info project.