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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

* Julien BLACHE (jblache@debian.org) wrote:
> Eric Dorland <eric@debian.org> wrote:
> >> The Debian Way (tm) would be to drop mozilla, firefox and thunderbird
> >> from Debian -- there's no reason what works with the FSF can't work
> >> with the MoFo.
> >
> > Don't be so militant. Firefox is clearly a popular and useful
> > program. There's no reason to be so extreme.
> Eh ? So why are we removing *all* the GFDLed docs, then ? When did
> this Project stop being militant ?

There's a much more rational solution in renaming Firefox to get
around the trademark restrictions. I'm not about to swat files with
nuclear weapons.
> >> By the way, what is the status wrt OpenOffice.org, which has the same
> >> kind of issue ?
> >
> > I'm not sure, I don't think the issues are entirely the same.
> Yes, IIRC, it was a bit more relaxed.
> We did not ship Qt and KDE until they fixed their license; we're
> removing all the GFDL docs; we're removing every firmware we can find
> in the distro. Let's remove anything that falls under the Mozilla
> trademark policy, or we're clearly creating a double-standard.
> JB.

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