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Re: Definition of Open Source [was Re: pine: UW permission to distribute]



Leonard den Ottolander wrote:

fedora.us Extras received special permission from the upstream Firefox team that allows us to use the "official binary only Firefox trademark icon" in our firefox package. As long as fedora.us Extras distributes the binary of firefox, we may use that icon, but anybody rebuilding and redistributing the package technically should toggle a switch that disables that trademarked icon.


Now you tell us. Is this in COPYING? Such deals should be made explicit
to the user to avoid inadvertent violations.


Not our problem. Firefox team's responsibility to enforce their own trademark. I believe COPYING only states the copyright licensing rights, which as you stated is different from trademark rules.


I suppose as a courtesy we should add a %doc TRADEMARK file that explains the rules, and it should be commented in the .spec file. While we are probably not obligated to do so, it wouldn't hurt to add it to the next revision of firefox.

https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1846
Next revision of firefox is being tracked here.

Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com



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