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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [ #1089240] In search of FSF certification

From: Ivan Zaigralin
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [ #1089240] In search of FSF certification
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 11:21:39 -0700
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Sounds great. What I think we will do is we will purge offending mozilla
products and possibly provide replacements. It will be done during June.
Then we'll give a shout-out for the final check both to you and the
linux-libre group.

Now, I have a somewhat technical question. As for firefox, there is an
excellent replacement, which is icecat, but after that it gets tricky.
We are kicking around the idea to build tbird, seamonkey (and possibly
also firefox)

(1) with branding disabled
(2) with "get addons" page set to a static message like "get them
yourself, make sure they are free"

Do you think that would be enough to make these packages free?

On 05/26/2016 08:52 AM, Joshua Gay via RT wrote:
> Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. 
>>> You should use unbranded versions of these programs. I recommend
>>> considering GNUZilla <> or looking
>>> at the versions packaged by Trisquel. 
>> To be sure, do you guys require or merely suggest this?
> The official branded version of Firefox is nonfree software due to
> trademark restrictions on distributing verbatim copies of the Firefox
> binaries. You do not have to package GNUZilla or GNU IceCat to comply
> with the FSDG. 
>> "The most important way to help us is by checking our work with respect
>> to licensing. If you know of a non-free package we (accidentally)
>> distributed, please notify us as soon as possible."
> Great.
> Can you please follow-up again with Linux-libre mailing list asking them
> to do a final check? You should provide them with: 
> * The link you provided above
> (<>) for people
> to file nonfree bugs and your commitment to following the FSDG. 
> * A link to your package repositories to show that you are self hosting
> and are not just relying upon an upstream distros servers/repositories. 
> Best,
> Josh

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