Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Apr 2008 23:39 UTC, submitted by TheNerd
BeOS & Derivatives Every now and then, the Haiku mailing lists explode with emails about something called the distribution guidelines. The Haiku guys set up a set of guidelines with regards to use of the Haiku trademarks and logos; the "Haiku" name may not be used in the distribution's name, official trademarks and logos must be excluded, but the Haiku icons and artwork may be used. In addition to these cosmetic and trademark issues, the guidelines explain what is needed in order to receive the official "Haiku compatible" logo.
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Haiku is currently an unstable piece of crap, to be honest. They should focus more on quality than legalese and sexy home pages for the next five years.


So, while the developers are working in all their spare time to bring Haiku to alpha quality - what exactly do you recommend that all the non-developer community members focus on? Shall we simply encourage everyone else to take all the hard work already completed and advertise that it's finished?

Perhaps you downloaded and used a non-official "Haiku" distribution that was loaded with old BeOS software that crashed regularly and was extremely unstable for you. And then you came here and claimed that Haiku is a POS and unstable.

Hint: I'm suggesting that your first impression of Haiku may not have been what the Haiku project intended, and instead you got a sub-par experience from a pre-alpha testing/development image rather than waiting for the Haiku project to release anything official themselves.

I'm using your point to help prove further why it's necessary to protect brand names and trademarks in this situation.

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