Mozilla trademarks (Re: Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available)
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Fri Apr 30 05:07:48 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-04-23 at 11:34 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Well, c.f. freedom 3 on http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> You told us, you can't modify the sources and ship modified binaries
> => thunderbird and firefox are non-free, because of the trademarks
> Mozilla apply.
You're right, the trademarks are detrimental to Fedora's stated goal of
freedom, which includes the freedom to modify. I have entered a tracker
bug requesting that trademark-unencumbered versions of all software at
least be offered as an alternative, and a specific bug for the case of
The tracker bug could benefit from a memorable alias. What are the
guidelines for choosing aliases? How about "F-TrademarkFree"?
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