Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Eric Dorland wrote:
> * Don Armstrong (email@example.com) wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > > * Don Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > > > All of MoFo trademarks that were not being used in a manner
> > > > consistent with trademark law would have to be expunged from
> > > > the work,
> > >
> > > What trademarks are you referring to? Already the Debian packages
> > > don't use any of the trademarked images and logos?
> > If we don't use any trademarked images, logos, or phrases, what
> > exactly are we talking about here?
> The term "Firefox" is what trademarked, and the only trademark still
> in the Debian package AFAIK. That's what we're talking about.
Then that would be a "MoFo trademark" that is possibly "used in a
manner [not] consistent with trademark law." If that was the case, it
would be a mark that "would have to be expunged from the work."
My main point here seems to have been lost: I am merely pointing out
that the changes required are far more extensive than the renaming of
a binary|script|package, but appear to involve substantial branding
changes throughout the package; this seems to be a bit more extensive
than the minor restriction that DFSG §4 allows.
"...Yet terrible as UNIX addiction is, there are worse fates. If UNIX
is the heroin of operating systems, then VMS is barbiturate addiction, the
Mac is MDMA, and MS-DOS is sniffing glue. (Windows is filling your sinuses
with lucite and letting it set.) You owe the Oracle a twelve-step program."
--The Usenet Oracle