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What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

Posted Jul 15, 2008 14:45 UTC (Tue) by kripkenstein (guest, #43281)
Parent article: What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

> The important thing that Red Hat didn't see fit to specify in its early PR is that anything
in Fedora - also being software distributed under a Red Hat Brand - qualifies too.

This is, I agree, extremely important. So I would like to make sure I understand it. Is Fedora
a "Red Hat Brand" because 'Fedora' is trademarked by Red Hat (which I believe it is)? Is just
owning a trademark enough to make it one of your brands? (It seems reasonable, but the law is
sometimes far from reasonable.)

If this is true, then it is very odd that Red Hat wouldn't mention it in the early press
release. Might be an oversight though.

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Red Hat Brand

Posted Jul 15, 2008 14:51 UTC (Tue) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

The definition of a Red Hat Brand is:

"Red Hat Brand" means a trademark, service mark, trade name, or brand owned, exclusively licensed, or controlled, now or in the future, by Red Hat.

So, yes, Red Hat's ownership of the Fedora trademark suffices; I confirmed this with Red Hat just to be sure. They agreed they should have been more clear about this aspect of the agreement at the initial announcement.

Red Hat Brand

Posted Jul 15, 2008 15:44 UTC (Tue) by kripkenstein (guest, #43281) [Link]

Thanks for the information, I am glad to hear that.

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