Why questions don't get answered, or "No, I've already RTFM, tell me the answer!"

John Summerfied debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Fri Dec 30 02:48:08 UTC 2005

Kam Leo wrote:
> On 12/29/05, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at redhat.com> wrote:
>>Kam Leo wrote:
>>>On 12/29/05, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:
>>>>and there's fedorafaq.org. not comprehensive but pretty good and as far as I
>>>>know everything there is accurate, easy to read, etc.
>>>The problem with all these fedora*.org sites is that some are and some
>>>are not officially affiliated with the main htttp://fedora.redhat.com
>>>site. The fedora marketing droids need to really get the "fedora"
>>>branding straightened out. There are too many of these "fedora*.org"
>>>sites popping up and the ones officially affiliated are not tightly
>>>coupled to the main site.
>>The only official ones are http://fedora.redhat.com and
>>http://fedoraproject.org as listed in
>>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Websites and they are pretty well coupled
>>together. Rest of the community websites are listed in

for some reason I thought fedoralegacy.org was official.

>>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommunityWebsites and managing them is not
>>really a function of "fedora marketing droids".
> Isn't "Fedora" trademarked? So shouldn't the marketing droids set the
> legal beagles upon the unofficial sites?

If I trademark the letter eff, it doesn't give me rights over words, 
such as Fedora, which contain it.

Battles have been fought and lost by rich companies complaining about 
names (or the site contents) they think degrading to their image, names 
like windowssucks.org and microsoftsucks.org (these do exist, I checked 
whois, but I've no idea whether anyone's ever complained about these 
names or sites).

Even Red Hat's claim to the name Fedora hasn't prevented the Fedora 
Society (which likely predates Red Hat's use of the word).



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