Kubuntu future and the name itself

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 17:49:15 UTC 2012

On 12/04/12 17:40, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> 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
Thanks for the heads-up Jonathan! Read some suggested names here if it 
comes to that but clearly most commentators are happy to be Kubuntu in 
the future too.

I still like Stellar (one of my suggestions) - kind of classy, quality 
and shiny. To me, that is.


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