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Re: Fedora Remix and Adblock extension



On 11/30/2009 09:15 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On 11/29/2009 07:45 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Is this permission transferred to Fedora Remixes? If not, again this
>> seems unparalleled that Fedora Project would get a privilege for itself
>> that downstream distributions cannot avail of.  IMO, this goes against
>> the nature of Fedora and Fedora Board should consider whether this is
>> acceptable.
> 
> Rahul, this is no different from the handling of the Fedora trademark.
> Remixers who wish to use the unmodified Firefox package can use
> Mozilla's trademark. Those who want to make changes (to embed adblock or
> any other package change), will need to talk to Mozilla to see if it is
> acceptable or not.

I don't really think its quite the same situation. I can't think of any
other package that I can't combine with another package in Fedora
without special permission from a third party. Besides Mozilla, can you
cite a single instance where Fedora Project has special trademark
agreements on modifications that is not inherited by downstreams?

Rahul


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