On 9/28/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> It's definitely late for such change to happen in the FC6 timeframe,
> but we have to look further, and if we are to stick to the motto of
> providing a distribution that is "free to infinity," then we can't
> continue to ship Firefox under the name that limits what we can and
> cannot do with the software.
Thats not true. Several projects enforce trademark guidelines. They hold
restrictions on the name to ensure that their brand isnt spoiled. That
includes Debian,Fedora and Linux itself. If there is pain in following
the guidelines, you can rename it (see httpd vs apache in Fedora) but
the trademark restriction by itself doesnt make the software non-free or
incompatible with the Fedora objectives.
Suggestions for names:
apache -> httpd
firefox -> html-browser
seamonkey -> html-suite
thunderbird -> html-email
sunbird -> html-calender
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
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in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"