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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

* Matthew Garrett (mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk) wrote:
> Julien BLACHE <jblache@debian.org> wrote:
> > Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> >> What is DFSG 4 if not a grudging acceptance of this sort of behaviour as
> >> free?
> > 
> >   (This is a compromise. The Debian Project encourages all authors to
> >   not restrict any files, source or binary, from being modified.)
> > 
> > Says it all.
> Right. We don't like it, but we think it's free.
> > Requiring a name change because we apply a security patch or fix a bug
> > crosses the border. It's not like if we were forking their codebase.
> We have permission to apply security patches and fix bugs without
> changing the name.

We (as in Debian) may have the permission, but that permission does
not flow downstream.

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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