Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
Humberto Massa Guimarães wrote:
Well said. IMHO, no. DFSG #8 -- witch is part of the SC, IIRC --
forbids us to have rights that our users don't have.
No, it doesn't. It says:
The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's
being part of a Debian system. If the program is extracted from Debian
and used or distributed without Debian but otherwise within the terms of
the program's license, all parties to whom the program is redistributed
should have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction
with the Debian system.
Very clearly, DFSG 8 states that you can not have a different set of
rights in regard to FireFox when it is distributed as part of Debian vs.
when it is not distributed as part of Debian. That's all.
It does /not/ prohibit Debian the organization from having rights that
other people don't. It is unreasonable to read it that way, because
Debian will *always* have additional rights in some works, for example
those which it is author or copyright holder of.