Anthony Towns wrote: > On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 11:34:41AM -0700, Bruce Perens wrote: > >>This latest round was provoked by the DCC announcement. I participated >>in the DCCA meeting yesterday evening. The organization has agreed to >>call themselves the Debian Common Core Association in order to make it >>more clear that they aren't in control of Debian. If other changes are >>required, they will be cooperative. > > Personally, I don't think any external project should be putting the > words "core" and "Debian" together, whether its led by Ian Murdock or > not. Hear! Hear! I couldn't agree more. This sort of hijacking of our name is the reason for having a trademark on it -- We should clearly protect our users from the confusion that the DCC name is bound to cause by issuing a cease & desist letter forthwith. It beggars belief that anyone with more than a passing acquaintance with The Debian Project would think that they had a right to set something up calling it Debian Core _anything_, whether they sought approval from the project as a whole or not. To present it as a fait accomplis was bound to cause bad feeling, which I think is evidence of either malicious intent or stunning lack of imagination for the consequences of one's actions -- either way I don't see how we can trust them to be issuing statements which will be perceived by the world to have come from the project. Cheers, Phil.
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