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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

Am Dienstag, 14. Juni 2005 16:20 schrieb Humberto Massa Guimarães:

> > Does calling it "firefox" or "thunderbird" hurt "free software"?
> At first, no. But it *does* hurt our users. Why? Because they are
> confident that getting something from the Debian mirror, modifying
> it and re-distributing under the same terms is allowed. And they can
> be burned after some time. And they *will* blame it on Debian.

Modifying and redistributing stuff from the Debian archive does not release 
you from checking redistribution licenses. Just make 
sure /usr/share/doc/$MOZILLA-PRODUCT/copyright clarifies the trademark issue, 
and let's justify the inclusion with §4 of the DFSG.


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