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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.


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