On 4 December 2016 at 15:40, Jimmy PIERRE
A few months back, I enquired about which Novell chapter was alive and
well. Incidentally, only Novell Users International in France.
Novell told me that NUI was discontinued *six* years back.
According to French Law, nui.fr is alive and well though.
We will have our Annual Extraordinary Meeting next 17th December and
one of the articles will be the change of name.
This has already been discussed with our members and we have thought of:
and use the special TLD for the site: opensuse76.fr
Formerly, I could ask Novell to use their Trade Mark, what is the
policy nowadays please?
The use of the openSUSE Trademarks is covered by the openSUSE
The short version is, if you want to call your organisation anything
including the 'openSUSE Marks', you will need to ask permission from
the openSUSE Board who jointly administer the marks with SUSE. You can
reach via board(a)opensuse.org & permission(a)suse.com (I'd recommend
emailing board@ as permission@ gets a lot of spam and non-openSUSE
requests so we sometimes miss valid requests to there)
Our primary concern will be wanting to ensure that the new name
clearly demonstrates the relationship between NUI and our Project, and
also that the new name of NUI is clearly NOT confusable with the
openSUSE Project (as NUI is not representative of the openSUSE)
Given those general issues, your email asking for permission will work
best if it includes an explanation behind the meaning of "76" and how
the use of 'openSUSE76' avoids those concerns. Choosing a name that
better works within those guidelines might be a better option. A broad
summary of what NUI.fr does would also help us get a good picture of
exactly what we are giving permission over.
Hope this helps,
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