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Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free?

MJ Ray wrote:
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.

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).


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