Debian Pure Project
Dear Debian Developers:
My name is Robert Tolu and I currently lead a project
known as Debian Pure (www.debianpure.com). I am
writing because it has come to my attention that the
Debian name is a trademark and I may be infringing on
this trademark. Let me tell you about Debian Pure.
Basically, it?s the official Sarge installer slightly
modified to install sets of packages and preseeds to
get a Debian desktop running. The packages that are
included all come from the official Sarge repositories
with the exceptions of the common plugins (Java,
Flash, w32codecs, libdvdcss2, mplayer).
I want to apologize in advance if I have indeed
infringed on the Debian trademark and will change the
name of Debian Pure immediately if you so desire. My
intention was to make setting up a Debian desktop easy
for the masses. Debian Pure is just as easy as
installing Ubuntu and it installs a Debian Gnome or
Kde desktop in less than 15 minutes. All of this is
contained on one disc. I ask that you give it a quick
look and hack.
I wish to take this opportunity to say how much I
respect the Debian distribution and I would like to
find a solution to this potential problem. I see a
few possibilities. First, the most obvious is that I
change the name of Debian Pure. Second, Debian Pure
does install a Debian proper system. I?ve noticed
other modified installers that are considered Debian.
Perhaps if I remove the plugins and post a script
online that would install those separately would be
sufficient? And third, the Debian project grants
Debian Pure permission to use the name.
I hope that we find a resolution to this issue. I
believe Debian Pure and Debian benefit from each
other. I thank you for your time and understanding.