Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Tue Apr 27 06:49:15 UTC 2010

On 04/27/2010 12:09 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 10:36 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> IMO, *no* - it's time to spread the world about Mozilla's trademark
>> policy violating the prinicples of Free SW and Fedora's Mozilla being
>> hostage of it.
> You mean, much like the Fedora and Red Hat trademark policies, which say
> almost the exact same things?
Correct. The Fedora distro itself is non-free because of similar 
trademark games.

> You can't modify Fedora under F/OSS principles and still call it Fedora,
> just like you can't modify Firefox under F/OSS principles and still call
> it Firefox.

Similar as Fedora/RH's restrictive trademark policies prevents people 
from "enhancing/bugfixing" Fedora, Mozilla's trademarks policies 
prevents Fedora from "enhancing/bugfixing" Firefox/Thunderbird.

The resort to both Fedora/RH's and Mozilla's trademark policies is to 
"rebrand or abandon".

Wrt. to Mozilla package in Fedora, the problem is Fedora containing 
packages which clearly violate the prinicples Fedora once was founded on 
("Freedom") and which infect Fedora with effects of "Non-Free SW" (e.g. 
unfixable bugs) == Mozilla's trademark games voids the effects of "OSS".


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