"Jorge G. Mare" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 07:46 +0000, Axel Dörfler wrote: > > While I'm currently preferring Jorge's idea to solve this issue > > with > > the trademark policies alone, if we wanted to go the full distance, > > we > > shouldn't brand our nightly builds as Haiku then, either, because > > that > > could be counted as a trademark usage policy violation, too. Not > > that > > we actually release them properly, but it's basically a similar > > thing. > > Maybe we should call the development versions Walter :-) > I don't think this is a good idea. > > First, what goes into the Haiku nightly builds cannot result into a > violation, because the trademark policy applies only to derivative > work > by third parties, and not to your own work (which the nightly builds > are). > > Furthermore, removing branding would work against the very basic > objective of a trademark, which is to clearly identify the product of > your work by means of a distinctive name and mark. First of all, I'm not sure it's a good idea - I just wanted to mention it to get some feedback. The point would be that only releases are official Haiku versions - the nightly built images might be of poor quality that does not fulfill our standards. Mozilla does a very similar thing, and calls its beta/testing releases differently, and only the actual released (and unchanged) product can use the trademarked names. Bye, Axel.