Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Fri Oct 5 15:46:57 UTC 2007

On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, Paul Stauffer wrote:

> Or are you just remarking on the perceived irony of a phrase containing 
> the word "freedom" being considered a form of intellectual property?

This point exactly.  With other slogans, I'd be less concerned.  With this 
slogan, the idea of protecting the mark gives me some pretty serious 

> If we really do want to have some sort of recognizable pithy slogan that 
> people will mentally associate with Fedora, then that slogan will 
> clearly be a key part of Fedora's brand identity.  That's what 
> trademarks *are*.  I don't see any reason to intentionally ignore that.

Ordinarily, I'd agree with you.  In this *particular* instance, I don't. 
Yet.  I could be persuaded.


Greg DeKoenigsberg
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