Re: Bug#265352: grub: Debian splash images for Grub
On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 03:11:02PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> When did I say I thought it acceptable that you would need to change
> every single occurance of the word "Mozilla" when making a modified
> version? :) I said "top-level name", and I meant exactly that. To the
> extent names have been incorporated into functional parts of the work,
> *which includes a requirement to change an image, as well as doing a
> global s/Mozilla/other/g*, I do not consider it Free to require them to
> be changed, and I do not believe it is covered under DFSG4.
What does this have to do with trademarks?
> (Personally, this argument is further strengthening my opinion that
> DFSG4 has little redeeming value, and that we would be better served by
I'll grant you that it's possible to rewrite the DFSG such that any
software which mentions any trademark would be "non-free".
Perhaps, by extension, this could also extend to all software in any
countries which have trademark laws because the software doesn't grant
rights to the trademarks of that country.