Re: "Debian" Core Consortium
* Ian Murdock <email@example.com> [2005-07-24 10:44]:
> > http://www.educ.umu.se/~bjorn/mhonarc-files/debian-announce/msg00083.html
> Thank you, I'm aware of this. :-)
> But I don't see anything in here that's incompatible with what
> we're doing--for one, this isn't a business (it's not even really a
> consortium, since there won't be any formal organization behind
> it--the best way to describe it is that it's an open-source project).
"Trusted Debian" was an open source project too and yet the Debian
project felt their use of the "DEBIAN" mark wasn't appropriate. There
is an effort going on to update the trademark policy (which will also
make it clearer that it's not just about businesses).
In any case, I think the major lesson from "Trusted Debian" and from
the URL above is the part about "you should ask us _first_". Debian
is usually pretty unforgiving to people who use the "ask for
forgiveness than to ask for permission" approach.