Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Dissatisfaction has surfaced in the OpenSolaris community. The dispute centers around how derivatives can use the OpenSolaris name and branding. Sun says that permitting broad downstream use of the OpenSolaris name would risk diluting the Solaris trademark, and it has stated that a policy needs to be established on how the name can and cannot be used. A member of the governance board has resigned. This looks similar to what happened with the Mozilla trademark.
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by nzjrs on Sat 23rd Feb 2008 05:18 UTC
nzjrs
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2006-01-02

I hope it is resolved sensibly, and we dont end up with the mess of Ubuntu/Foobuntu/Barbuntu

Its truly a shame that Ubuntu let its name get diluted like that

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RE: ?buntu
by l3v1 on Sat 23rd Feb 2008 07:09 in reply to "?buntu"
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2005-07-06

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose \ By any other name would smell as sweet"

If it's good, it will get the credit it's worth, no matter the name, that's what's [also] good in the open source world. Unlike with closed source companies where we don't always know where a code is coming from, in FOSS we always know the origins, and there's only a fairly limited possibility to undeservedly grab credit.

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