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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 12:13:18PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 03:06:51PM -0300, Humberto Massa Guimarães used a broken MUA that breaks threads and wrote:
> > > Yes.  Copyright and trademark are completely orthogonal.
> > 
> > Sorry John, but this is BS. The text of the GPL#6 says: "You may not
> > impose *any* further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the
> > rights granted herein." This *does* include trademark restrictions.
> That's simply not true. Copyright law has nothing to do with trademark
> law. It is perfectly reasonable of the Mozilla Foundation to request
> that people don't start calling everything and their mother "firefox",
> even if it was based on the original FireFox code.

Well, let's use another example, the official Debian logo.

You can only use the official logo if you distribute an "unchanged"
version of Debian.

However if I change something I might get the official logo usage
revoked [1]:

  3. We reserve the right to revoke a license for a product 

[1] http://www.debian.org/logos/


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