Flavor Review Request for Ubuntu GNOME

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Mar 4 22:54:09 UTC 2013

On Monday, March 04, 2013 02:52:35 PM Allison Randal wrote:
> On 03/04/2013 02:41 PM, Allison Randal wrote:
> > On 03/04/2013 02:14 PM, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> >> Thanks all for the meeting today. One thing we didn't discuss was
> >> whether we could use the name 'Ubuntu GNOME Edition'.
> > 
> > Is there a reason you want "Edition" in the name? Rather than just
> > "Ubuntu GNOME", similar to "Ubuntu Studio"? Or, the popular flavor
> > naming pattern "Gnubuntu"?
> Oh, and it looks like "Ubuntu GNOME" (with or without "Edition") may
> fall outside the fair use policy for the GNOME Foundation's trademark,
> so best to politely check with them too, if you haven't already:
> http://www.gnome.org/foundation/legal-and-trademarks/
> https://live.gnome.org/Foundation/LicensingGuidelines
> I can introduce you to Karen Sandler, if it's helpful. She's not only
> the current Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, she's also an
> amazing free software lawyer who helped a lot of projects back when she
> worked at the Software Freedom Law Center.

Maybe just call it "Ubuntu Three".  No one can trademark three (I don't 

Scott K

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