DeveloperWiki talk:TrademarkPolicy

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ArchMan Linux

We see such a phrase on the DeveloperWiki page:

Building on Arch Linux or for Arch Linux. If you are producing new software which is intended for use with or on Arch Linux, you may use the trademark in a way which indicates the intent of your product. For example, if you are developing a system management tool for Arch Linux, acceptable project titles would be "System Management for Arch Linux" or "Arch Linux Based Systems Management". We would strongly discourage, and likely would consider to be problematic, a name such as ArchMan, Arch Management, ArchTools, etc. Furthermore, you may not use the Trademarks in a way which implies an endorsement where that does not exist, or which attempts to unfairly or confusingly capitalise on the goodwill or brand of the project.

We have linked these issues to a positive result by talking on the Archlinux based distributions page. Before starting our project, we reminded you that we got permission by writing to the Archlinux team and the e-mail messages containing those correspondences. Taking part in such negative thoughts makes us sad. ArchMan is being subjected to an unfair smear on that page. Best regards... Tulliana (talk) 06:08, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

That paragraph was added a decade before ArchMan originated, and specifically relates to a generic "system management tool". Since you reportedly talked to the trademark contact, that name is apparently not problematic for an Arch-based distribution. The example on the system management tool remains valid. So there's no "unfair smear" here or reason to make anyone sad. -- Alad (talk) 15:17, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Move to GitLab

The Code of Conduct, a similarly important document, got moved to GitLab. Since the trademark policy is so important, it might make sense moving it to GitLab, too.

-- NetSysFire (talk) 05:49, 17 July 2021 (UTC)