What makes a spin a Spin?

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Tue Feb 26 20:44:42 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Jesse Keating wrote:

> I agree to an extent.  My major concern is that we have... uncontrolled
> innovation happening (which is great!) but the Fedora name and brand is
> being attached to it, and we have no differentiation between something
> the Fedora team has put out as a release through QA/Releng/Fedora
> community testing/etc... and something somebody cooked up in the
> backroom and threw over the wall.  I would want it to be clear that
> somebody is consuming a "contrib" creation rather than a blessed spin.
> And no, I don't really have any good ideas on how to make that
> distinction outside of a second mark.


Haven't we been through this before?

My understanding was that no distro, derived from All Fedora Bits (tm) or 
not, could not bear the Official Fedora Name unless it was blessed by the 
board.  Which probably implies blessed by QA and releng.  Did I 
misunderstand the policy?  Has policy changed, and I'm unaware of it?

But really, this is also about the Brand (tm).  And I'm still not clear 
that we have a handle on what the Brand (tm) entails.

So perhaps we should have a restatement from The Board about policies 
regarding The Brand.


Greg DeKoenigsberg
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Red Hat, Inc. :: 1-919-754-4255
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