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Re: Search provider icons in web browsers

Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:57:12PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:
> > 
> > > On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:31:30PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > > [web browser search provider icons made available by provider]
> > > > <URL:http://www.opensearch.org/Specifications/OpenSearch/1.1#The_.22Image.22_element>.
> > >
> > > [making OpenSearch image available doesn't imply DFSG-free terms]
> > 
> > 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.

Okay. Would it be appropriate to report a bug against Iceweasel to avoid
shipping those images, and instead have them loaded from OpenSearch URLs
when starting the browser? That way they'd clearly be not part of the
Debian operating system.

Do you think upstream (MozCorp) would have a useful opinion on the
license terms of those images, or is there such an opinion online
already that you can reference?

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Ben Finney

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