On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 20:31 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> So its been a couple of months. Did anyone do any follow-up with the
> moblin guys to see if there are some additional points of
> collaboration with them?
A quick review of what did happen back then, from someone who rushed
over to talk with the Moblin folks at OSCON when the announcement went
over the wire.
The team lead, Dirk, essentially told us that they have all the
collaboration connection they need, his name is Dave Jones. Personally,
I'm not happy with the answer, from a community building viewpoint; Dave
rocks but he doesn't scale all that well. OTOH, it is precisely because
of our kernel maintainer, accessibility to him, and working closely with
the upstream kernel that Moblin came here in the first place. They are
going with best-of-breed-for-them solutions. For example, they are
building on OpenSUSE's build service because of some specific problems
they have with koji.
> I was thinking about it again in the context of our trademark policy
> rework, asking myself the question if moblin wanted to tag themselves
> as a Fedora remix do they fall into the bounds of our secondary mark
> And if they do, do we want to invite them to make use of the mark and
> to associate more strongly with us?
> Which led me to reviewing what I know about the switch over they did.
> Did we ever get any feedback about additional points of collaboration
> concerning extending our technical services?
> Do they know about our AOS tools and feature goals?
> It seems all i have are questions.
I've rolled this about in my head. My instinct is, if they do know
about the new Remix mark, they don't care. It can't hurt to ask. Key
is having the actual guidelines up and referencable, so it is obvious
that i) it is an option and not a requirement, and ii) it is so easy
they don't need to call their lawyers to ask permission.
Karsten Wade, Community Gardener
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