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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On 07/16/2015 01:00 AM, Ben Finney wrote:
Bas Wijnen <wijnen@debian.org> writes:

The "problem" that nobody mentioned it may be caused by the fact that
nobody really considers those icons non-free,

The copyright holder of those icons does not, AFAIK, grant restricted
license for recipients to modify and redistribute the work.

That makes those works non-free by my reading of the Social Contract.

IANAL but the icons are not part of the work (the browser); they are trademarks for purposes of identification of an integration with a third-party service; they don't have to be DFSG-free, just redistributable by Debian (and possibly not even that because this usage could fall into fair use, as long as there is no claim or appearance that the third-party endorses the work).

Best regards.

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