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Re: Trademarks: what is the line?

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 02:12:28PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Alexander Sack:
>> > Florian Weimer wrote:
>> >
>> >> They are not entirely unrelated.  The DFSG explicitly mentions
>> >> mandatory renaming clauses in licenses, and deems them to be
>> >> DFSG-free.  The Mozilla trademark license seems to be rather harmless
>> >> at that because they give permission to retain the command names.
>> >
>> > No, they don't. AFAICS, as soon as you do not use the community edition you have 
>> > to change the package name *and* the command names.
>> Uh-oh.  And the community edition does not give permission to change
>> the list of root CAs. 8-(
> What sort of nonsense is that? What on earth are they trying to accomplish?

About what Debian seeks to accomplish with the Official Logo: a seal
or mark indicating quality.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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