User:Pfrields/Virtual images and appliances

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Virtual images or appliances with unmodified Fedora software

In the past, community members have inquired whether it is permissible to use the Fedora Trademarks to label or advertise virtual images or appliance distributions pre-loaded with Fedora software. The guidelines relating to such usage are set forth in this section.

It is permissible to use the Fedora Trademarks without prior permission in connection with the provision and sale of virtual images or appliance distributions pre-loaded with Fedora software, provided that:

  • any web site advertising such systems follow the guidelines herein pertaining to Business Web Sites;
  • the use does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by Red Hat or the Fedora Project;
  • it is clear to the consumer of the computer system that there is no support available from the Fedora community other than that which is offered to all users;
  • the use of the Fedora Trademarks does not imply an association with or endorsement of any non-Fedora goods or services;
  • proper trademark symbols are used in connection with the Fedora Trademarks and the trademark attribution statement must appear as explained in Proper Trademark Use; and

Virtual images or appliances with combinations of Fedora software with non-Fedora or modified Fedora software

In the past, community members have inquired whether it is permissible to use the Fedora Trademarks to label or advertise virtual images or appliance distributions pre-loaded with combinations of Fedora software with non-Fedora software, or with modified Fedora software. The guidelines relating to such usage are set forth in this section.

It is permissible to use the Secondary Mark without prior permission in connection with the provision and sale of virtual images and appliance distributions pre-loaded with a combination of Fedora software and non-Fedora or modified Fedora software, provided that:

  • the fedora-logos, fedora-release, and fedora-release-notes RPM packages are removed, although you may replace these with packages of your own devising not containing the Fedora trademarks;
  • a notice is prominently displayed adjacent to the image file or with the appliance, indicating that:
    • the software provided is not provided or supported by the Fedora Project, and
    • official Fedora software is available through the Fedora Project website, and linking to the Fedora Project website at http://fedoraproject.org/