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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> writes:
> But the copyright license doesn't matter much for this, unless it
> contains a trademark grant. Which isn't what we historically required.
> The reason we avoid the Firefox image for Mozilla's Firefox is their
> trademark policy, not its copyright license.
> So I'm hard pressed to see a case where you'd be able to freely create
> derived works of trademarked icons even if the copyright license were
> to be fixed.
> And there are a lot more trademarks in Debian. Similarly you are not
> allowed to modify Debian and distribute it as Debian. Hence the case
> of trademarked icons seems to be fairly distinct from the usual
> modification clauses we want. Required icon changes and renames are
> similar.

OK, that convinces me.

Best regards


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