[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Fwd: [Marketing] Press release flurry planning (LinuxTag - FOSSED - NECC - GUADEC)

David Van Assche dvanassche at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 17:29:38 EDT 2009

  This is becoming silly...
Fedora nor Sugarlabs (and I think I consider myself quite a central
contributor to sugarlabs) does not have a patent, trademark or
anything else that should somehow allow it to kidnap the term sugar on
a stick, which is a far too generic term to be kidnapped by anyone. I
will, and in public too, call any distribution that contains sugar on
a usb/SD or any other kind of stick Sugar on a stick (SoaS) as that is
what it technically is. I'll end the discussion at that as going any
further is probably going to spiral into something resembling a
non-sensical flame war.

David Van Assche

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 9:49 PM, James Zaki<jzgreen at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> +1 Bert and others
> <my2cents>
> Outside of the opensource world I've seen many non-mainstream groups become
> too thinly spread due the many dedicated individuals involved together. I've
> seen in first hand in a few different sports, and know of it in a couple of
> other examples, such as French left wing political parties.
> I dont want to repeat everyone, but I fully agree with SoaS being Fedora,
> and other distros a seperate thing for those want to do that.
> If distro support was a task for the sweet sugar people there would be less
> resources on actual sugar development.
> Forgive me, as I tend to have a habit of stating the obvious.
> James
> </my2cents>
> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:53:48 +0200
> From: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
> Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Fwd: [Marketing] Press release
>        flurry  planning (LinuxTag - FOSSED - NECC - GUADEC)
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> Cc: Marketing <Marketing at lists.sugarlabs.org
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> On 18.06.2009, at 20:28, David Van Assche wrote:
>> Soas = sugar on a stick.... whether that be on Fedora, Suse, debian,
>> or mandriva... they are all the same thing, and I would argue SoaS is
>> NOT a distro... just a dsitribution mechanism... for example, I call
>> my opensuse based sugar on stick SoaS too, as that is technically what
>> it is...
> You can call that whatever you want, but please not in public. SoaS
> means a very specific distro, not just any Linux+Sugar slapped onto a
> USB flash drive.
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Sean DALY<sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I beg everyone's pardon, I was under the impression that SoaS is
>>> Fedora-specific... are there plans to do versions based on other
>>> distros?
> No, there are no such plans currently.
> IMHO we should not water down the meaning of "SoaS".
> - Bert -
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