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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 07:23:39PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> * Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org) wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 11:48:55AM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > > * Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org) wrote:
> > > > Where possible, sure. But "principles" doesn't mean "the rules should be
> > > > exactly the same".
> > > 
> > > Please stop putting words in my mouth. I never said that the rules
> > > should necessarily be the same. But I am of the opinion that the
> > > spirit of DFSG #8 should apply.
> > 
> > To trademarks? Why? I don't see why that would be necessary, or even a
> > good idea; but I'm sure I can be convinced given good arguments.
> It's a question of fairness, which I think is embodied by DFSG
> #8. We're getting this offer from MoFo because, I think, we are
> Debian. We're big and we're cool, there's no denying it :) But other
> entities, equally deserving of the trademark usage from a quality
> standpoint won't get it because MoFo doesn't care about them.

Is that a given, or is that a theory?

If it's a given, I agree with you.

If it's a theory, you should find out whether it's true. If it's not,
there's no problem.

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pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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