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RE: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

** Sebastian Ley ::

> 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.

As I said before, IMHO "our priorities are Free Software and our users" and not "... and our *direct* users"...


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