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Great post on the Debian/Firefox spork

Posted on: Friday 3 November 2006


I think its important to focus on the key fact that regardless of who did what, and who said what, there are fundamental conflicts between 100% free-as-in-freedom software and the need for trademarks to protect users. The logo itself is no more encumbered than the trademark, and any lack of freedom for the icon is identical to the … trademark. … Does the issue of trademarks absolutely require forking? Absolutely not, Debian could simply specify alternate branding to comply with the DFSG, and still work with the rest of the mozilla.org community to maintain and improve the apps they’re shipping. I would personally be glad to work with them, despite some public perceptions that I’m some freedom-hating corporate tyrant.

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