On 10/2/19 9:14 PM, Henne Vogelsang wrote:
On 01.10.19 22:20, Axel Braun wrote:
Am Dienstag, 1. Oktober 2019, 16:20:10 CEST
schrieb Henne Vogelsang:
As we are on the edge of a new era (legal structure/foundation) it would now
be the time to change the name - if the majority of members want this .
I understand that there is a timing issue involved here. However, there
is no need for rush right?
This is currently the biggest blocker to setting up the foundation, as
it dictates a significant amount of what our future negotiations with
SUSE are. Many of the other ways SUSE interacts with the foundation can
be fleshed out once the foundation exists where as the name and issues
that flow from it, such as whether the openSUSE trademarks could be
transfered to the foundation in the case SUSE stops its sponsorship or
if SUSE and the board agree it is the best way forward is something that
needs to be resolved first.
If openSUSE was to change names from the boards perspective this becomes
a much lesser issue because we are confident that in the short term SUSE
will continue to grant permission for the board to use the trademarks in
a reasonable way. The board is more concerned about the longer term here
and if we are going to move away from the openSUSE name in the short to
medium term access to that trademark in the long term isn't really an
issue and so we won't invest the time into trying to secure long term
access for the foundation. On the other hand if we keep the name then it
is the thing that will take the longest to negotiate in the foundation
creation hence its our starting point.
Simon Lees (Simotek) http://simotek.net
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