[CentOS-docs] Info related to the use of trademarks in documentation

S.Tindall

tindall.satwth at brandxmail.com
Tue Feb 3 18:20:17 UTC 2009


There was an interesting note in a recent fedoraproject.org newsletter
regarding Redhat's legal views on referring to others' trademarks. Since
the comments are lengthy, they are not reproduced here and are available
at the links below.

FWN/Issue161: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue161#Legal

Callaway note:
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-announce/2009-January/msg00012.html

Fedora Packaging Guidelines:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Trademarks_in_Summary_or_Description

Although they are really talking about non-Redhat trademarks, the points
are equally applicable to the Redhat trademarks and related issues as
might (or might not) be used in CentOS documentation.

Those comments make interesting food-for-thought with regard to the off
and on discussions on how to or how not to (or how if-at-all to) refer
to Redhat in CentOS documentation.


Steve




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