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Re: MPlayer DFSG compatibility status

On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 02:16:18PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Actually, I believe it still would be DFSG-free.  You are right in
> general that it doesn't matter which law is being used to impinge
> freedom.  But a free Official Use Logo could (I think) be written in
> such a way as to be clearly DFSG-free, given that we already allow
> labelling and naming restrictions.
> So we can permit people to modify the bottle, but still not use it for
> non-Official things, and that doesn't imping freedom, just as people
> can use and modify the special code for the TeX logo, but they can't
> apply it to anything that doesn't pass Trip.

The trademark restrictions could probably be written in such a way as to
fall under the spirit of the "if you change it, don't call it foo"

We just need to be wary of any precarious slopes in doing so.

Glenn Maynard

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