Re: Petition about the Firefox trademark problem
Michael M. wrote:
In other words, the Firefox logo indicates
that the browser *is* Firefox; the Debian Official Logo indicates that
the project using the logo *uses* Debian.
This is not how I understand it. From the www.debian.org/logos page,
regarding the official Debian Logo:
"This logo may only be used if:
* the product it is used for is made using a documented procedure
as published on www.debian.org (for example official CD-creation)
* official approval is given by Debian for its use in this purpose "
I'm not sure if the bullets imply "AND" or "OR". Judging from the
response to the DebianPure derivative (now called GenieOS), I'd guess
it's "AND". In that case, IIRC, There was an objection to the use of the
Debian name, (and logo) in a product that was not officially sanctioned,
even though the whole point of DebianPure was to provide a vanilla
Debian installation via a simplified installer. So I think that simply
'using' official parts of Debian is not enough to qualify for use of the
official logo. Which, in turn, suggests to me that the policies of
Debian and Mozilla are really not that different.
I would be happy to be corrected; I find these licensing issues more
than a little confusing.