[Mageia-dev] Art, Logo and Branding

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Sep 24 05:46:15 CEST 2010

> I think there is a difference between Mageia selling DVD's, access to
> dedicated download mirrors, t-shirts and coffee mugs in order to raise
> some cash to support its operations and running a commercial distro that
> aims to earn money by only offering the commercial deal.
> It would be unwise IMHO to focus on getting Mageia as a commercial and
> corporate entity. For one, the people who now have generously donated will
> feel (rightly so I'd say) quite miffed at their donations being used to
> make others a profit.
> If this is what Mageia would want, then that should have been part of the
> initial announcement. Uptake, enthusiasm and support would have been
> different in that case though. Should anyone want to operate a Mageia
> based commercial Linux venture, then that is of course for them to decide,
> but Mageia or its board should not be influenced by this or profit
> considerations.
> Remco

No problem. It was just by way of conversation. It is always nice to air 
out these things.


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