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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Renting GPL software

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Renting GPL software
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 19:44:23 +0000
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"Jon Grant" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 13/01/2008, MJ Ray <address@hidden> wrote:
> > directly in those cases.  (But remember that Firefox isn't 100% free
> > software, which is why at least one of the Iceweasels exists.)
> RMS+Eben weren't interested in fixing up GPLv3 to prevent trademark
> issues (like Firefox, CentOS needing to de-brand RedHat etc). So may
> not really a Free Software issue in light of them not acknowledging it
> as such, or only in some people's opinions at least. [...]

Can you link to that lack of interest?  The gplv3 drafting search
still doesn't work for me.

I don't think trademark licensing should be included in the copyright
licence, but then I don't think patent licensing should either and
that's in GPLv3.

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