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Re: [gNewSense-users] Trademarks In gNewSense and the status of the CDDL

From: Paul O'Malley
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Trademarks In gNewSense and the status of the CDDL License
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:19:24 +0000
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Kevin Dean wrote:
I can't rebrand it Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera either - does that
fundamentally affect the freedom of BurningDog too?
I say no - the name of the tool is not essential to its functionality, and
so preventing me from using some names does not really restrict
my freedom of what I can do with firefox's code.

I agree totally, if one considers the source to be the application
then the "branding" on it is irrelevant. That said, why do we use
BurningDog over Firefox? It is because we actually planned on

Because FireFox is non free.


This has absolutely nothing to do with its trademark policies.
Trademarks, you live within them or do your own thing.

FireFox is non free as it:

points to non free extensions.

Therefore it is non free.

Therefore we had to do work on it.

Therefore we could not use the Mozilla name without approval.

Therefore the easiest thing was to rebranded it.



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