Tangoish Fedora logo in Mist-inherited default icon theme

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jan 25 15:11:45 UTC 2008

Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
> Dnia 25-01-2008, pią o godzinie 14:35 +0530, Rahul Sundaram pisze:
>> Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
>>> And that's stupid... Trademarks... Fedora is opensource, yep?
>>> So why is it restricted with trademarks?
>> Free and open source licenses cover copyrights and not trademarks. 
>> Trademarks are required to protect a brand and the brand is valuable 
>> enough to be protected. Otherwise anyone could do a distribution that 
>> wipes off hard disks and call it Fedora.  There are hundreds of 
>> different FOSS projects where the brand is protected including the Linux 
>> kernel, Apache, Mozilla Firefox and so on.
> Thanks to trademarks Iceweasel and Icedove projets started... Because of
> "opensource" and trademarks. They were patched Firefox and Thunderbird,
> until war began.

This is a common misconception. Debian's problem with Firefox was 
trademark primarily but the copyright license of the Firefox logo.


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