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"The license may require derived works to carry a different name" - DFSG 4.
>Fedora is so overly RMS Pure they won't allow firmware
No, Fedora ship freely-distributable firmware even if there's no modification permitted.
Mozilla's trademark enforcement experience
Posted Apr 11, 2013 7:31 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Note that DFSG4 allows this not for Firefox, but for LaTeX which said clearly and simply: You rename the file before you make any changes to it, unless the file explicitly says that renaming is not required. Any such changed files must be distributed under a license that forbids distribution of those files, and any files derived from them, under the names used by the original files in the distribution of The Program.
Sure that's not trademark per see, but it's more-or-less the same restriction. Today rules are more convoluted, but they are the same conceptually.
Posted Apr 11, 2013 12:21 UTC (Thu) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
"The license of a Debian component may not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software" - DFSG 1
Posted Apr 11, 2013 14:16 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Apr 12, 2013 10:00 UTC (Fri) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
"If you are using the Mozilla Mark(s) for the unaltered binaries you are distributing, you may not charge for that product"
If you can't charge, you're restricted from selling it. I'm not sure how that could be any clearer.
Posted Apr 14, 2013 13:10 UTC (Sun) by andreasb (subscriber, #80258)
Posted Apr 16, 2013 21:21 UTC (Tue) by jmorris42 (guest, #2203)
Debian, by dropping the legally encumbered name "Firefox" remains 100% Free Software. Fedora, by signing the Trademark License agreement and distributing the encumbered Firefox branding is, by no widely accepted definition of the phrase, Free or Open. It is a clear legal violation to sell a Fedora CD since it includes Firefox. And should someone sell a Fedora CD in a sleeve mentioning it includes Firefox it would be all but impossible to argue against both financial & legal liability.
Posted Apr 16, 2013 21:25 UTC (Tue) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Trademarks are simply outside of the scope.
Posted May 1, 2013 19:32 UTC (Wed) by jmorris42 (guest, #2203)
So what was the point of Free Software again, maybe I missed it.
Posted May 1, 2013 20:15 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
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