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Re: "Debian" Core Consortium

<quote who="MJ Ray" date="Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 02:38:17AM +0100">
> In general, I'm disappointed to see so little "how do we harness
> this new effort?" and so much "how do we stop them?"

I don't think anyone here is trying to *stop* the effort. In fact, I
don't believe people have said much critical about the plans for the
group at all. I'll be among the first to wish them best of luck. :)

Be careful not to confuse an active effort to stop the DCC with
genuine concern that the group could be named in such a way that it
might, either intentionally or accidentally, lead unfamiliar folks
into believing that the project was connected to, controlled by,
responsible to, or a product of the Debian project when it wasn't.

I believe that the Debian trademark is a good thing because it lets
our users rest assured that if it's called Debian, it is a product of
the Debian project. That fact means a lot in terms of the DFSG,
technical and non-technical policies, stability, and lot more. I think
that's worth protecting if we can do it in a way that doesn't mean
being a bully and abusing trademark law in the way it often is by big


Benjamin Mako Hill

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