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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

Hi. I'd like to share my doubts and thoughts about this. I think the problem arises from mixing license and trademark issues where they shouldn't be mixed. It's sure trademark elements are included in the source code inevitably, but they should not be treated as a part of it.

Even when a package is free that doesn't mean you can name it using a trademark name, that would be an illegal use of a trademark. Would that make every debian package non-free whatever its license? Every package, despite its license, is affected by trademark laws, isn't it? Thus, the mozilla issues are not that particular, it's a problem every package has but it's more visible here.

And, for example, we could say that Debian is not that free because http://www.debian.org/News/1998/19980306a, true?

Please, ignore this message if you don't like it. Thanks. ;)

Bernardo Arlandis Mañó

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