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Re:Mozilla violating the Four Freedoms

Posted by: Administrator on October 11, 2006 03:12 PM

This makes it obvious once more that trademark law and copyright are totally distinct and orthogonal subjects (although the article itself repeats the stupid <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#IntellectualProperty" title="gnu.org">confusion of "intellectual property"</a gnu.org>).


GPL and MPL are Free Software licenses but in this case it's impossible to continue security support for older versions as every patch would have to be signed by Mozilla Corp.


So, the trademark requirements effectively make it impossible to use <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html" title="gnu.org">Freedom 3</a gnu.org> (improve and release improvements).

Debian has no other choice but to drop the trademarked version of that browser and to create an unbranded one.

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