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Re: Possible problem with licensing of liberation-fonts



On 03/08/07, Alan Cox <alan redhat com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 08:41:54AM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > > http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-legal lists debian org/msg36584.html
> > >
> > > These arguments would seem to apply equally well to
> > > inclusion/exclusion of liberation fonts in Fedora as well. Thoughts?
> >
> > Talking to the FSF, to see what they think.
>
> And mozilla, and firefox and the fedora naming, and ...
>
> this is trademark and very different from copyright.
>
> I'm suprised the Debian people don't take a bigger exception to the
> "shall be governed by the laws of the USSA..."

UIt's not specifically the content of the trademark requirements that
cause the problem as I understand it, but rather that taking the GPLv2
license and adding restrictions may be creating a license which is
impossible to comply with.


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