Debian trademark, EAN, proposed letter, SPI heads-up

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Thu Aug 31 18:32:50 UTC 2017

Joshua D. Drake writes ("Re: Debian trademark, EAN, proposed letter, SPI heads-up"):
> On 08/31/2017 07:19 AM, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Debian would like to sign, jointly with SPI, a letter stating that we
> > do not intend to apply for EANs.  A draft of the letter is below.
> The vendor should apply for their own EANs. If Debian/SPI applies for 
> them it will provide a communication of validity to the vendor 
> ("Official Debian Images").
> +1 for Debian not allowing an external vendor to appear as the official 
> distributor (unless they actually are).

I'm not sure I follow everything you said there, but it sounds to me
like you are happy with my proposed letter.  If I have misunderstood
then I'm afraid you'll have to clarify...


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