[IAEP] [SLOB] Motion regarding xo-computer icon
sebastian at fuentelibre.org
Sat Sep 16 21:13:13 EDT 2017
On 16/09/17 18:19, Samuel Greenfeld wrote:
> By this measure, are we implying that Fedora & CentOS cannot be
> distributed because they contain trademarks owned by Red Hat, and
> Ubuntu cannot be distributed because it contains the name and logos
> owned by Canonical?
Your questions are spot on. Perhaps your examples will serve to clarify
The point of CentOS is exactly to remove trademarks from Red Hat Linux
in order to be able to distribute it legally.
Quoting from Wikipedia CentOS article.
/`CentOS developers use Red Hat's source code to create a final
product very similar to RHEL. Red Hat's //*branding and logos are
changed*//because Red Hat does not allow them to be redistributed.`/
And I also know that, while you can distribute Ubuntu, you cannot make a
derivative distribution of it and call it anything-like-buntu, or you
will have problems with Canonical Inc.
Quoting directly from
/`Any redistribution of modified versions of Ubuntu must be
approved, certified or provided by Canonical if you are going to
associate it with the Trademarks. Otherwise you must//*remove and
replace the Trademarks*//and will need to recompile the source code
to create your own binaries.`/
As you can see, being this topic such a mess in general, Sugar Labs
would serve its community well by staying clear of any Trademarks, as a
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