[LEDE-DEV] [PATCH v2] merge: add OpenWrt branding

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Sat Oct 28 14:20:53 PDT 2017

Hi all,

Does it seem to anyone else that we’re making this more complicated than it needs to be?

If one of the goals we’re going for from here on out is “equality”, then a basic litmus test to be applied to any action might be “does this get us closer to a level playing field, or further away”?

Since not everyone gets an @openwrt.org email address, I think the answer to “can we use @openwrt.org email addresses in SOB’s?” is by extension, “no, because it doesn’t get us closer to a level playing field."

We don’t need to argue the finer points of the letter of the law if the spirit of the law is already adequately clear.


> On Oct 28, 2017, at 10:56 AM, por at oranjevos.nl wrote:
> Dear Florian,
> Seems the discussion that was raised on using a personal openwrt address in a SOB does not do much good so far and it is certainly not my intention to go against rule #12; I would be sorry if I did. The question I raised is, although about personal addresses, absolutely not aimed at anyone personally.
> Your thorough reading of the rules makes sense: the future tense of rule #10 might be interpreted as to mean that existing addresses are exempted. But the principal reason, equality, mentioned in that very same rule for not offering (new) accounts under the openwrt domain, is by its sheer nature not restricted to the future. The wording in the remerge rules tries to leave some fair lapse for existing accounts, but using that space to the (maximum) extend that a strict reading of the words would allow, does not seem right. Usage for the purpose of (still) receiving mail is reasonable, using it actively for sending mail is ... more complicated.
> On your question whether I purposely did not mention the restriction on adherence to trademark policy and FOSS purpose, the answer is simple: it did not seem relevant in this case (there is no reason to believe that the SOB violated that rule).
> I do not think this issue warrants much more discussion as most that's relevant has probably been said and the relevance is relative.
> It's up to you guys to decide want you want, to weight the odds, regards from a by-stander,
> Paul

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