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Re: Fedora Remix and Adblock extension



On 12/01/2009 12:23 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On 11/30/2009 01:51 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> 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?
> 
> It doesn't matter. 

It does matter to me. Otherwise I wouldn't ask.  More below:

Those are their rules to use their trademark. You
> don't have to like them, but you don't have to use their trademark to
> use/modify/redistribute their software. 

I am not sure, take it or leave are the only choices we have. Debian has
a explicit rule against getting special permissions not available for
downstreams and the rest of the free software community at clause 8 in
DFSG at

http://www.debian.org/social_contract

Mozilla Firefox is the only exception that I am aware of in Fedora and
the question for the Fedora Board (among others) is whether they
consider it acceptable or not. The impact is essentially that I cannot
combine two components as it is in Fedora.

If the Fedora Board considers such special exceptions permissible, can
we atleast get them documented in some place so I know I have to be
extra careful about them in a remix? I don't think I can read trademark
guidelines for all of the components in Fedora to determine such matters.


Rahul


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