Subject: Re: Apache OpenOffice in Fedora 19?
Date: Thursday 7th February 2013 22:01:56 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Pavel Janík wrote: > Is it LO who is infringing on our trademark or is it Fedora who is > misusing our trademark for other project? Shouldn't we notify Fedora > people politely about this situation and let them (and help them!) > solve the issue first? This part of the thread is derailing a bit (nothing against Pavel, just picking one message). It started with Rob saying that IF "sudo yum install openoffice.org" installed something else than OpenOffice THEN he would have had trademark concerns. I answered that this is NOT the case in Fedora (others reported that other distributions do otherwise, but this is irrelevant to this thread, even though it's worth addressing in a separate discussion). I attended the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee chat yesterday. We can get back to them easily if we don't agree on aliases with the LibreOffice packagers. But for the time being the main issue is to be able to package OpenOffice. I already noted on the Fedora lists that, while the Committee doesn't want to reassign the "oowriter" alias since it must point to a default application (so to LibreOffice), the "openoffice.org" alias (which is identical, capitalization aside, to the "OpenOffice.org" trademark) was not discussed yesterday. But I hope we can get it sorted out together with the LibreOffice packagers for Fedora, and if it doesn't happen I'll raise the "openoffice.org" issue with the Committee. Again, packaging is the real issue now. Let's make OpenOffice for Fedora exist before we come to these issues. I'll continue the discussion in the other branch of this thread. Regards, Andrea.