Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free?
Matthew Garrett <email@example.com> wrote:
> But we're also distributing files that the user can't modify without
> renaming, so I'm not entirely sure what the issue is. If Mozilla's
> /copyright/ license said "You may not modify this without renaming it,
> unless you have a separate agreement with us", would you object to
> Debian having permission to call the code Mozilla? Would you object if
> we then distributed it under that name, even if our users didn't have
> permission to do so?
Probably not. Is freedom to modify (or not) the software's name
as essential as the freedom to modify (or not) the software itself?
The problem here isn't a forced filename change or even a forced
change: it's some restriction on edits allowed by a licence.