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Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free?

Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org> wrote:
> I don't think it's as simple as that. After all, Debian has a trademark 
> policy, and restricts use of its trademarks, as does the Apache Group. 
> Is Debian's trademark policy "freedom-restricting"? [...]

Yes. Why do you think it's under review? It's causing some
minor silly situations when it interacts with copyrights
of free software.

The Apache foundation have also rumbled about naming here, IIRC.
I think you're nicer, so far.

> Because part of the Mozilla Foundation's strategy to raise enough money 
> to employ people to work on the code involves leveraging the name. I 
> think this is great - because it's not a model which restricts the 
> freedom of the code. [...]

You wrote this, but you claimed that it stops the default search
engine being changed away from my favourite invite spammers g**gl*
- is this a contradiction?


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