Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free?
MJ Ray wrote:
Gervase Markham <email@example.com> 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.
I wasn't aware it was under review.
The Apache foundation have also rumbled about naming here, IIRC.
I think you're nicer, so far.
Thank you :-) I try.
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?
No, at least not by my understanding of what makes code free (i.e. that
it's under a Free licence).