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GNOME seeking feedback on defining GNOME software

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This is your chance to get involved in open source in a community way, that doesn't require any coding as the GNOME team are looking to gather feedback.

In a post made from Red Hat developer Allan Day, who sits on the GNOME Foundation Board, they put out an official proposal to attempt to clear up what is and isn't official GNOME software. Why are they doing this? Well, they said it's not a big issue but it appears it can cause some legal headaches which they're trying to solve.

What they're proposing is essentially a set of new overall branding guidelines. These will clarify official and unofficial GNOME software, while also helping to promote both sets. Software will be split across "Official GNOME software" which has full access to GNOME branding and trademarks, as decided by their release team. The other is what they will call "GNOME Circle", not official but also still able to be part of GNOME and they will have access to their own branding plus access to host on GNOME's own infrastructure but that's not required.

Part of it is the legal side, dealing with branding and trademarks and all that but they also want to reach out and "expand the range of projects with which the Foundation has a relationship".

You can see the proposal here.

In other GNOME news, they recently settled their patent dispute with Rothschild Patent Imaging, and Leigh M. Rothschild and it was a big win.

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randyl 26 May
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The effort is really welcome news to me. Official software branding for Gnome has been vague and confusing. If you go to the Gnome site it's really hard to tell what is officially supported and maintained and what are community editions for the desktop environment.

It's been a long time since I've used KDE. Is it easier to tell what is official software and part of the base DE?
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