[linux-elitists] BurnAllRedHat?

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Wed Dec 12 11:20:34 PST 2001

On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 07:07:46PM -0000, Rusty Foster wrote:
> David Shaw <dshaw@jabberwocky.com> said:
> > 
> > After reading the new trademark guide, I'm not sure if there is any
> > way to sell a Red Hat CD while still using the words "Red" and "Hat"
> > in near proximity to each other.  It's chock full of legaleze that
> > lists all the things you can't do, but isn't particularly helpful in
> > saying what you *can* do.
> > 
> Example and FAQ
> Janet Smith decides to download Red Hat® Linux version 6.0 from Red
> Hat's ftp site. She makes no modifications to the software and
> manufactures CDs containing Red Hat® Linux 6.0 and no other software.
> She wants to market her CDs...
> Q: Janet prominently brands her product "Smith Linux," and in
> accordance with the typeface guidelines mentioned above, states that
> her product "Contains Red Hat Linux 6.0." She follows the other
> guidelines in this document and includes the attribution and
> disclaimer language set out in 4(C)(4) above. Is this acceptable?
> A: Yes.
> So as far as that document goes, you can say "based on Red Hat Linux"
> or "contains Red Hat Linux" in typeface no larger than 1/3 the size of
> that used for your products brand name.
> Sounds fair to me. 

But isn't that from the old trademark document?  The new one doesn't
say that in any place I can see.  (i.e. I can see that example in the
cached copy, but not on www.redhat.com.)


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