Interesting conversation, but I think it will work out OK
Posted Jan 10, 2005 23:45 UTC (Mon) by kimoto
In reply to: Interesting conversation, but I think it will work out OK
Parent article: Debian and Mozilla - a study in trademarks
Say it is 2+ years after the release of sarge, and its successor (what, "etch"?) is not out. Debian wants to backport some security fix to the trademarked program. The trademark holder says, "No, it is an embarrassment to us for such an ancient version to be released today. You must build a version based on a more modern version of our program. Sometimes it behaves completely differently now, and it may not even build on some of your obscure architectures; however, we don't care about that."
What is Debian to do? Change their security-fix philosophy (i.e., minimal changes) for the sake of the trademark holder? Release a new .deb that deletes the program completely? Release a new .deb with no content except to depend on moz-iceweasel?
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