[Mageia-dev] Art, Logo and Branding

Nex6 borg1911-n6 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 23 18:48:35 CEST 2010

On Fri, 2010-09-24 at 01:22 +0200, Tux99 wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2010, [UTF-8] Marc Paré wrote:
> >
> > Best to have these discussions at the initial stages of the project 
> > rather than later after everything has been firmed up. It is certainly 
> > harder/painful to change name and logos after they have been adopted.
> >
> > Just in case, you never know, Mageia could actually become a good 
> > contender in the top listed distro market. It certainly has the momentum 
> > at this time.
> >
> > Marc
> Maybe you don't realise it, but the momentum would be quickly lost if 
> you start to pollute the original objectives with commercial aims, a 
> large part of the enthusiasm is BECAUSE Mageia is non-profit.
> I would not contribute to Mageia (neither money nor time) if it becomes 
> for-profit and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one.
> I really hope that the foundation charta makes this very clear (the 
> non-profit scope) else it would cause a lot of momentum to evaporate.
> Again, Debian or the Linux kernel project are IMHO the examples to 
> follow, nothing else.

I agree; The only reason I came over to Mageia was its not for profit
open community nature.

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