Why not to create Fedora-us and Fedora-non-us branches?

Alexey Torkhov atorkhov at gmail.com
Sun May 31 11:54:24 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-05-31 at 16:58 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 05/31/2009 03:52 PM, Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus) wrote:
> > Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> >  > Is there a reason that an interested party (in a locale where such
> >> export is legal) couldn't just create a custom spin on their own (and
> >> using their own build system) to create a Fedora-T6 spin (or for
> >> trademark reasons, rebrand it)? I can see this being a perfectly good
> >> premise for setting up a SIG...
> > 
> > I thing such regional "spins" exists now. For example RussianFedora in
> > Russian [1]. It includes mp3 codec and many other, because Russia do not
> >  admit software patents.
> > 
> > Furthermore, it is not just "illegal spin", 
> I don't know about illegal but the name "Russian Fedora" is a violation
> of the Fedora trademark guidelines, clearly.

Usage of trademark was granted to Russian Fedora by agreement between
Red Hat and other company that represent it here, AFAIK.
Max Spevack was on presentation on Russian Fedora launch.


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