Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Claus Färber) writes:
> Glenn Maynard <email@example.com> schrieb/wrote:
>> Gervase Markham has claimed that command names must also be
>> changed. That's well beyond DFSG#4, since it impacts compatibility.
> DFSG#4 was probably introduced to allow the distribution of LaTeX, whose
> license explicitly requires a change of the file name (in order to
> maintain compatibility, BTW).
This is incorrect on more points than I can conveniently enumerate.
To hit a few easy ones:
* TeX does not require file name changes. It's just that there are
trademarks on the symbols \TeX and TeX, and those licenses involve
passing the gruelling TeX regression tests.
* LaTeX doesn't require file name changes either; we had a big
discussion with the LaTeX Project about this, and they were
ultimately very nice about making and keeping the LPPL DFSG-free.
* DFSG 4 doesn't permit licenses which require file name changes. It
does permit licenses which require changes in the name of the work.
The name of the work is strictly a social entity. A file name is
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org