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

Alan Bartlett

ajb.stxsl at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 3 18:36:15 UTC 2009

On 03/02/2009, S.Tindall <tindall.satwth at brandxmail.com> wrote:
> 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.


The first thing to get right is the name of the upstream company. It is (and
here I am quoting from upstream themselves) "Red Hat".

Two three letter words, the first letter of each in upper case.

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