Ubuntu Business Remix update

Iain Lane laney at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 26 11:40:59 UTC 2012

Hi there again,

> […]
> I don't believe there are any technical issues that warrant concern
> on the part of the TB, but am happy to be part of the discussion if
> you feel otherwise. From a CC perspective, again I don't believe
> there are policy questions or concerns. We would have no issue if a
> third party published a remix of this nature. It was a debate as to
> whether the name should be "Canonical Business Desktop" or "Ubuntu
> Business Desktop", we felt the awkwardness of differentiating this
> from Ubuntu was very high - we do not want to be lumped in the same
> category as "Fedora / RHEL" as it is a completely different
> proposition from both Ubuntu and Canonical. There's no legal issue
> w.r.t. the trademark, both because this is a remix (and within
> guidelines for the use of the name) and because Canonical owns the
> mark in the first place.

Allison kindly prodded me to raise this with the TB. I've added two
questions to the agenda for the next meeting, whose answers I hope will
help this to move forward.


Iain Lane                                  [ iain at orangesquash.org.uk ]
Debian Developer                                   [ laney at debian.org ]
Ubuntu Developer                                   [ laney at ubuntu.com ]
PhD student                                       [ ial at cs.nott.ac.uk ]
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