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NewsForge: Debian Common Core Alliance Loses 'Debian' from its Name

Oct 20, 2005, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Graham)

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"Lacking permission from the Debian project to call itself Debian anything, the Debian Common Core Alliance has agreed to change its name to the recursive DCC Alliance, but, according to Debian, has so far refused to remove Debian's logo from its own logo or issue any formal press release about the change or why it took place.

"Progeny, Linspire, Xandros, and at least six other Debian-based distribution companies announced last August at Linuxworld that they planned to create a common set of packages and software at the core of their distributions. They're still saying they're going to make a Debian Core, but the Debian Project says it doesn't have anything to do with the legally trademarked Debian distribution..."

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NewsForge: Ian Murdock Responds to Debian-DCC Alliance Trademark Dispute

"NewsForge: You stated in your blog that you would like to see the DCC Alliance included as an official Debian sub-project. What moves are you and the DCC Alliance making toward this end?

"Murdock: We're trying to be additive. Like any members of any community, we see more that could be done in areas that are of interest to us, and we're stepping up to do the work. We explicitly *don't* want to create yet another Debian derivative. Given that, it makes sense to do as much as we can within the context of the existing project..."

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