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Re: trademark licenses and DFSG: a summary

On Tue, 2012-02-21 at 01:12 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 03:26:59PM +0000, Uoti Urpala a écrit :
> > 
> > If you want to allow doing all modifications permitted by the DFSG
> > (which includes obnoxious ones) without the effort of rebranding, then
> > you must remove all use of trademarks from Debian, including the
> > Debian trademark itself.
> I support dropping our trademarks.  We have to show the way.  We have a strong
> tradition of idenfifying ourselves via trusted information networks that are
> under our control; mostly our keyring.  We can also make a step further and
> include links (possibly qrcoded) to specific subpages of www.debian.org in the

A brilliant way to ensure no-one ever visits them!

> printed material we distribute which would explain how to authentify the
> material.  This is much saner than guaranteeing authenticity through a social
> mechanism that intends to inhibit others from modifying our works.

Yes, let's solve this social problem by technical instead of social


Ben Hutchings
If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

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