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Old 04-30-2010, 05:07 AM
Matt McCutchen
 
Default Mozilla trademarks ( Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available)

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
Firefox:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582778
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582784

The tracker bug could benefit from a memorable alias. What are the
guidelines for choosing aliases? How about "F-TrademarkFree"?

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