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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

* Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu) wrote:
> Eric Dorland <eric@debian.org> writes:
> > If we accept it, we've made a Debian-specific deal to distribute that
> > software. Is that acceptable? I don't believe it is.
> What I've heard from the Mozilla folks is that it isn't specific to Debian
> in the sense that they like Debian in particular.  It's specific to Debian
> just because we're competent and don't screw up the packaging and cause
> them a bunch of problems.
> Maybe we could ask them to rephrase the agreement in that form?  It would
> then not be specific to Debian the organization, and instead specific to
> how the source is treated, which then moves the whole thing unambiguously
> into DFSG #4.

This is one of the first things I asked them to do. They came back
saying that that sort of policy would be too vague. I countered that
we didn't need something legally ironclad (which I doubt their current
policy document is anyway), just something stating their intention and
we would take it on good faith that they would apply it fairly. Gervase
was not swayed. 

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