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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RE[2]: Not a huge ordeal, really...
by koki on Mon 21st Apr 2008 16:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Not a huge ordeal, really..."
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I guess I really better start thinking of Haiku as Haiku Inc from now on, since in this atleast it really comes across as a true corporation rather than a open source project done for fun and passion.


The truth is that Haiku is about the volunteers; without the volunteers, there would be no Haiku, just like any other open source project.

Haiku Inc. is a non-profit that was created to support the Haiku project, but the development-related decisions, including but not limited to distributions, are made by the (volunteer) developers. The distro guidelines are simply a reflection of the decisions made by the very same volunteers that code Haiku and make it available as open source.

There is no contradiction here: you are just mixing up open source code and branding, two different aspects that coexist in the same project but that require different thinking.

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