[CentOS-docs] centos-doc] Contributing on CentOS Wiki

Sun Jan 4 16:34:36 UTC 2009
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, R P Herrold wrote:

> On Sat, 3 Jan 2009, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jan 2009, R P Herrold wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2 Jan 2009, Vitor Afonso Strabello wrote:
>>>> Can I post a link to the "prominent North American
>>>> Enterprise Linux vendor" about it also?
>>>> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2008-0397.html
>>> Counsel for the PNAELV expressly asked that CentOS NOT 'deep
>>> link' into their site.
>> Do we have the complete text available ?
> yes -- I see no reason to re-debate their position here, as it
> simply picks open old wounds to no good end, and have provided
> a link to you privately.

If I read their position, they requested us to remove unauthorized use of 
RED HAT marks as well as improper use of Red Hat's IP, including within 
our web site metatags.

They did object the use of their trademark in combination of linking to 
Red Hat's site, but they do not request from us to remove any links. Just 
the use of the trademark.

So what we're already doing from bugs.centos.org and the security 
advisories does not seem to be a problem. Linking does not seem to be an 
issues to them according to what you send me.

And wrt. the improper and unauthorized use of the trademark, there are 
ways to protect you from that (using the TM sign everywhere with a 

As long as we take proper care to make it absolutely clear we are not Red 
Hat there should not be a problem. That together with a formal request for 
revalidation of the website/wiki etc... should help us as well.

By the way, X/OS answered their counsel that as soon as Oracle is 
complying, he would comply to the same rules as well. And never heard back 

--   dag wieers,  dag at centos.org,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
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