Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 03:35:12PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> We're losing sight of the key issue here. We *cannot* use their
> trademark under their current trademark policy. They are offering us a
> deal that is Debian specific to allow use to use the marks. Can we
> accept such a deal as a project? Does the DFSG allow us to?
Again: yes, the DFSG allows us to, because the DFSG doesn't talk about
trademarks. The DFSG talks about software licenses, which are not even
remotely the same thing as trademark licenses. There is nothing wrong
with a trademark policy which requires you to rename or get permission.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond