Kubuntu future and the name itself

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 12 15:40:11 UTC 2012


On 11 April 2012 16:27, Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at kubuntu.org> wrote:
> I fear it is not as easy as that: Kubuntu is a registered trademark of
> Canonical Ltd. as the footer of the website tells. So we might not
> have much of a choice there...
>
> IANAL, so somebody with more insight should tell us more about that.
> Jonathan maybe?

Canonical owns the trademark on Kubuntu.  They give a generous licence
intended to encourage community use but now with other companies
interested in sponsoring it I'm in discussions to see if Canonical are
happy for the name to be used by other supporters.  If they aren't
we'll need to change it.

Jonathan



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