Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 01:01:05AM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> My problem with it is DFSG 8. If we accept a trademark license, we're
> attaching additional rights to the program that are Debian-specific. I
> understand that the DFSG were framed in the context of copyright
> licenses, but I think it makes sense in a broader context.
How about viewing it as material modification by anyone requires a
change in trademark/logo/etc., and Mozilla states they believe that
Debian's modifications are not material? I realize this may change
the Mozilla wording, but it seems to me to be compatible with their
This way Debian has no special rights. Nobody can make material
changes without changing the ID. Material modifications can be
loosely, tightly, or ad-hoc defined by Mozilla.