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Re: [opensuse-foundation] help refine the definition [name]

On 1/24/2011 at 03:14 AM, in message <20110124101407.GX21120@xxxxxxxxx>,
Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Le lundi 24 janvier 2011, à 08:55 +0100, jdd a écrit :
Le 24/01/2011 04:59, Alan Clark a écrit :

The purpose is from prior discussions, and up for refinement, as
the Foundation portal page points out all this is Drafts and
represents the current state of the discussion.

OK, thanks.

so let's begin with the more obvious. The Foundation name.

I'm not that glad with the "openSUSE" name. Not because I don't like
it, but because several possible problems:

* As I have already read, to be able to keep a copyright, it's
necessary to have the capacity of defend it, including in court. We
wont have this capacity before some time (may be some years), so if we
can't own the name, better not use it;

(that's assuming the trademark is transferred to the Foundation -- my
understanding is that, at the beginning at least, Novell would still own

Let's build upon the basis we have and the lessons we've learned. Let's not
re-invent the wheel.
Novell has already "granted powers to the openSUSE Board to be the guardians of
the openSUSE trademarks."
Powers that the the Board has been exercising for sometime. From that they
have gained experience and recognize the refinements that need to be made.
Let's focus on the refinements. Hence the link to "Review Trademark Guidelines"
in the Foundation wiki.


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