Re: Search provider icons in web browsers (was: Skype/Facebook trademark logos in Debian packages)
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:57:12PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Mike Hommey <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:31:30PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > Those are (as far as I understand) published by the OpenSearch
> > > protocol, and explicitly sent using that protocol by the search
> > > provider as “an image that can be used in association with this
> > > search content”
> > > <URL:http://www.opensearch.org/Specifications/OpenSearch/1.1#The_.22Image.22_element>.
> > >
> > > I think any party publishing the image via that protocol would have a
> > > hard time trying to argue that it's not allowed to be shown in the UI
> > > for that search provider.
> > It's not because the images are allowed to be shown in the UI that they
> > magically become free under the DFSG.
> That's quite true, good point. Is it the case, then, that the icons are
> shipped by Debian? Or are they downloaded when the web browser first
> reads the user's list of search providers?
They are shipped by debian.