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Re: [gNewSense-users] firefox in search of a solution revisited [long ma

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] firefox in search of a solution revisited [long mail]
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 19:30:32 +1030
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Andreas K. Foerster wrote:
Am Sonntag, dem 19. Nov 2006 schrieb oddmund:

Brian Brazil a écrit :

I do consider firefox as-is in gNewSense to be free software, (...)
This sounds a bit strange after all the branding and trademark noise from
the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is  obviously n o t  completely free.

Depends on how you define freedom.

The GPLv3 draft 2 explicitly allows trademak restrictions.

section 7b:
| Only these kinds of additional requirements are allowed by this
| License:
| 3) terms that prohibit or limit the use for publicity purposes of
|    specified names of licensors or authors, or that require that
|    certain specified trade names, trademarks, or service marks not
|    be used for publicity purposes without express permission,
|    other than in ways that are fair use under applicable trademark
|    law; or

Doesn't really depend.
* The artwork is not free (logo)
* The name (Firefox) can only be used with the artwork
* We can't use the artwork. its not free
* There for we cant use the Name.
* Its not free enough as is.

Yes we can use the source.
No we cant use the name "Firefox"

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -

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