[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free ?

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> That's not the Mozilla authors' decision; "confusingly similar" is a call to
> be made by a judge, and common sense is a strong indicator for this.  If the
> Mozilla authors try to claim that "freebird" and "thunderbird" are
> confusingly similar, they should be ignored.  (The names "firebird" and
> "freebird" could be considered confusingly similar, however; I wouldn't opt
> for "freebird" as a replacement name here without buy-in from the Mozilla
> folks.)

If you want their buy-in for the last, it's only polite to seek their
agreement for the earlier names.  And what does it cost to build a
little good-will with other projects?

Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

Reply to: