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Re: TrueCrypt License 2.3

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> Le mercredi 16 janvier 2008 =C3=A0 14:55 +0000, MJ Ray a =C3=A9crit :
> > Where?  The naming rights asserted above seem much broader than what a
> > trademark allows.  Trademarks have many limitations.
> If we have named Firefux the modified version of Firefox, I doubt the
> Mozilla foundation would have let that pass.

There's various other reasons for that and it wouldn't have been covered
by a prohibition on calling it Firefox or something easily confused with
Firefox.  (How often do people use the other f-word to mean a fox?)

> > Does it matter whether it is non-free only for France or only for the
> > US?  Doesn't that mere difference make it fail DFSG 5?
> I don=E2=80=99t think so. The fact that it doesn=E2=80=99t grant some of th=
> e rights that
> are usually applicable in the US but not somewhere else doesn=E2=80=99t mak=
> e the
> license in itself non-free. [...]

The licence isn't just not granting rights - it's requiring users to abandon
some rights they hold.  Seems like a cost to me.

> > [...]  They're also unnecessarily you-you-you.  Did Francesco
> > Poli run over Josselin Mouette's cat?
> Huh? Who=E2=80=99s trying to make things personal?

Josselin Mouette, it seemed.

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