[Fedora-legal-list] icon trademarks

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Sun Sep 8 15:15:45 UTC 2013

On 09/08/2013 06:42 AM, Rave it wrote:
> Hi,
> since some icon themes have trademark'ed and non-free icons problems and will be retired and remove from fedora,
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005176
> i'm thinking about to do a review request for faience-icon-theme.
> https://code.google.com/p/faience-theme/downloads/list
> Unfortunately this theme has also some trademark'ed and non-free icons like skype, facebook, twitter, etc.
> Is it legitimate for fedora to remove those icons from the theme during the build prozecess in spec file?

Not only is it legitimate, it is required that you remove those icons
from the source tarball (not just rm them during %setup or %build).

> Also are icons from opensource applications like ie. firefox, thunderbird free to use in a theme for fedora?

If Mozilla (or in any other cases, the owner of the trademark) is fine
with their trademarks being used in that way, then we can include them.
You'll need to ask and get permission (or find a trademark usage
guideline that explicitly clears this case).

If I had to guess, I'd say they're not comfortable with this, but you
should ask and be sure:



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