Technical steps to debrand Ubuntu?

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Wed Sep 12 23:55:55 UTC 2012

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:32:50 +0100
Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:

> > thats technically impossible
> No, merely very difficult.
no, what you would have in the end wouldnt be ubuntu anymore ;)

> >, the word ubuntu is even in the version
> > numbers of packages ... the only thing you have to remove is the
> > trademarked stuff like logos etc
> says:

...If you are producing a new, non-commercial product that is based on
Ubuntu, but it has more substantial changes than those described above
as a Remix, you are allowed to state (and we would encourage you to do
so) that your product is “derived from Ubuntu”, “based on Ubuntu”, or
“a derivative of Ubuntu” but you may not use the Trademarks on their
own to refer to your product. You must, however, make it clear that
your product is not the same as Ubuntu as distributed by the Ubuntu
project. You also should not use any of the Ubuntu visual identity,
such as the Circle of Friends logo, or write the word 'Ubuntu' using
the Ubuntu font - that visual identity is reserved for code with no
substantial changes...

> If Ubuntu is happy to let such distros go, 

ubuntu isnt happy or unhappy :) ubuntu is a product built and governed
by the community ... its canonical that owns the trademark 

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