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Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free?

On Thu, 06 Jan 2005, Francesco Poli wrote:
> On 06 Jan 2005 01:30:02 GMT MJ Ray wrote:
> > Using MF's trademarks seems to require some sort of licence to
> > be granted specifically to debian and not to its users. That
> > seems not to follow DFSG 7 or 8, doesn't it?
> At present, it seems we really *need* to replace MoFo trademarked
> names and logos in order to satisfy the DFSG. Sad but true.  :-(

And even if one were to ignore the DFSG, I'd be surprised if the
maintainers were willing to agree to the type of restrictions
necessary to even use them.

I know if I were maintaining it, I would be very worried that the
trademark license would be pulled or similar, and I would be in the
very wierd position of trying to pull the packages from a stable
release and dealing with all of the problems that that would cause for
the users of the packages.

Don Armstrong

Quite the contrary; they *love* collateral damage. If they can make
you miserable enough, maybe you'll stop using email entirely. Once
enough people do that, then there'll be no legitimate reason left for
anyone to run an SMTP server, and the spam problem will be solved.

Craig Dickson <crdic@pacbell.net>

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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