|From:||"Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta-AT-gmail.com>|
|Subject:||Re: Trademark Approval and Spin SIG (was: Request for Trademark Approval (Fedora AOS Spin))|
|Date:||Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:53:45 -0800|
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > If a spin is not approved for trademark usage (for whatever reason), can it > still be in the kickstart pool (rebranded of course)? Futhermore, can we > distribute it (in the spin-kickstarts package)? I would say that under the current structure where trademark approval comes after the Spin SIG technical assessemnt, yes... this sort of organization of the kickstart pool is a legitimate choice that the Spin SIG could make. Under the current workflow, there are essentially 3 different technical levels. 1) Spin SIG best practices to get into kickstart pool 2) Technical issues which are associated with trademark approval 3) Technical requirements for RelEng for 'release' of a spin. These can be layered technical hurdles, which the kickstart pool could be structured to mimic. I would however suggest making a deliberate effort to distribute kickstart files in such a way that trademark approved kickstarts were not easily confused with non-trademark approved contrib kickstarts. Separate srpms/rpms for each sub-collection of the pool would make sense to me personally. Now you maybe holding back on such a structuring of the kickstart pool because of the new trademark policy draft would essentially make the 2) in that list disappear, thus making a need to structure the kickstart pool very unnecessary. But if I were you, I wouldn't wait for the trademark policy process to be done. We've got no affirmative date by which to bring this to a vote at the Board level..unless I missed something. If this interests you go ahead and get the Spin SIG to decide on the approved/contrib split in the kick start pool or not regardless of what the trademark policy re-write decision is. There's always been a simmering interest in Fedora on small footprint hardware..and people have been sort of playing around on how to deal with that. Maybe a contrib kickstart area would help people in our community organize compelling usage case arguments and act as a centralized basis for work towards official project support of nowe usage cases down the road. -jef"If I take my laptop to a public event, and have selinux tools removed..can I still call it Fedora when I show it to people?"spaleta
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