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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] porting torbrowser, fsdg questions

From: Luke
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] porting torbrowser, fsdg questions
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:45:13 +0000
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On 03/31/2017 02:34 PM, ng0 wrote:
> ng0 transcribed 1.3K bytes:
>> Hi,
>> I have the intention to package torbrowser for Guix, a project I
>> contribute to.
>> I have started to communicate about this with torproject and some other
>> projects. In obvious licenses it is okay. What is not clear to me, are
>> the parts which were changed for example in icecat compared to firefox.
>> Depending on what needs to be removed, we could still use the torbrowser
>> theme and everything connected to it[0]. I just have no idea where to start
>> sorting out items which might conflict with
>> The obvious thing is, we do not want to encourage the use of the Mozilla
>> Addon Service (or anything * Actually we can move all the
>> applicable, fitting addons into Guix packages, at least someone
>> started working on this for the Guix packaged icecat.
>> What else? If Torproject allows us to use their trademarks,
>> firefox/mozilla trademarks are still off the table, that's clear.
>> What I do not need help with or advice on are issues with the actual 
>> packaging
>> process or issues beyond the application etc, that's up to myself,
>> torproject, and I know what issues can arise and need to be investigated
>> or pointed out (for example that it's not an official build but an
>> replica of what torbrowser developers do).
>> 0: That's why I'm asking you, so that I can continue communicating about
>> this with torproject.
> Alright, I've taken a look at torbrowser 6.5.1 now (previously all I did
> was building it, I stopped using it a while ago)
> The about dialogue is torproject and only gives respect to Mozilla in
> one line, namely the version:
> "6.5.1 (based on Mozilla Firefox 45.8.0)"
> is this okay? is this problematic? I don't know. Names are names, and I
> don't think we can get in trouble (if torproject allows the branding to
> be used) for using a branding where a reference to Mozilla Firefox is
> kept.
> Moving on:
> The obvious parts in Preferences are:
> The Addon Store accesses Mozilla (which promotes non-free addons, extensions
> etc). Trivial to change thanks to icecat.
> Firefox "Sync" is enabled (surprising to me), can be disabled again
> thanks to icecat.
> "Search" lists Google, should probably-maybe be removed.
> Next real question I have is about "about:license".
> I think if this is relevant from our perspective, and the only mistake
> were that Torproject torbrowser developers did not add their pieces of
> tor and other included software in there, this can be talked about with
> them. But to do so, I would need a second pair of eyes to go over it and
> tell me wether this can cause problems when you work under the FSDG or
> not.
> Thanks,
> ng0
I don't see where they have removed DRM. We have to do it in order to
meet FSDG compliance for Parabola.[1][2]

This appears to be enabled in recent versions of TBB.[3]

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Packager




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