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Re: TradeMarked Name --redhat-config-



On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, David Farning wrote:

>Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 08:31:21 -0600
>From: David Farning <dfarning sbcglobal net>
>To: fedora-contacts <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
>Content-Type: text/plain
>List-Id: For developers, developers, developers <fedora-devel-list.redhat.com>
>Subject: TradeMarked Name --redhat-config-
>
>        I have been working for the past several weeks on a visual gui
>front end for yum.  I am considering bringing that knowledge with me to
>work on the fedora project.
>          But, Frankly, I am concerned about contributing to a program
>with a trademarked name.  I am interested in giving back to the
>entiregnu/linux community not just the redhat community.
>        If  someone likes my product, I would like them to be able to
>freely use my work irregardless of their distro/flavor.
>        With this in mind what are your suggestions?
>        a. Go ahead and work on redhat-config-*.
>        b. Seek renaming of redhat-config-* to something vendor neutral.
>        c. Put my work in an up stream project and let it trickle down.

Do you have any concerns about contributing to XFree86(TM)?  If 
you have no concerns about contributing to XFree86(TM), why would 
there be any concerns for contributing to other software which 
has the name of a trademark in it's title?

Are you suggesting we rename XFree86 to XFedora86?


-- 
Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat




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