This caught my Eye

As my wife was shopping:

Ubuntu Cola as seen at Ethical Superstore

:smiley:

Weird,

I don’t know a thing about licences and trademarks, but they can use te name ubuntu for their product ? :open_mouth:

On 2011-02-25, DaaX <DaaX@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

> I don’t know a thing about licences and trademarks, but they can use te
> name ubuntu for their product ? :open_mouth:

If I remember correctly, you can use an existing name if you don’t use it to
refer to an equivalent product.

In other words, you could build a car called Microsoft because MS’s main
business doens’t include making cars and nobody would confuse both
companies.

But how much of that rule still exists I don’t know. And very big companies
do tend reserve their name for virtually any kind of use.


When in doubt, use brute force.
– Ken Thompson

I think it’s in reference to the African philosophy, not the OS. I’m kind of surprised Canonical’s marketing department hasn’t already thought of this, though :).

I remember seeing something about FAIRTRADE but it was referring to coffee and not Cola. Apparently family owned business can, for a fee, become Fairtrade certified for their coffee. They pay a fee to the Fairtrade association who then advertise their products, taking on corporations, such as Strabucks, to force them to use their coffee products, using shame or what ever tactics that work. It is possible here to find a coffee at Starbucks with the Fairtrade marked. Perhaps now they will do the same thing for Linux, open source software and Ubuntu, who knows.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Columnist/Columnists/2010/11/3/1288819711123/Fairtrade-coffee-006.jpg

Thank You,

Actually, if you Google: ubuntu cola

You hit the home page of the trading company

First time to see it.
Strange!
Why not opensuse Cola?

what??why don’t u tell us directly

I once, during a walking tour in Andalucía, had a fire extinguisher in the room of the brand “UNIX”.