[Ubuntu-BR] [noticia] Fix Ubuntu
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Domingo Novembro 10 00:29:33 UTC 2013
legal, estamos aqui torcendo pelo melhor, quanto a nos falarmos
virtualmente.... hummmm é meio loteria mas possível...vamos ver,
prefiro, por enquanto, não prometer...
Em 08-11-2013 19:53, Fábio Lima escreveu:
> Pelo que me consta, no google, facebook e etc. é até pior. Vamos todos
> instalar servidores caseiros movidos a distros que não instalam spyware????
> Não é cinismo nem postura "é assim mesmo, vamos nos conformar". É enxergar
> as coisas no tamanho que elas tem. É perfeitamente possível desabilitar o
> recurso, o software é livre e auditável e sempre podemos mudar, caso não
> desejemos o recurso (que com certeza é útil pra muita gente).
> 2013/11/8 João Santana <joao.abo.santana em gmail.com>
>> Ainda acho o mesmo que achava antes, que se faz muita tempestade pra uma
>> coisa fácil de resolver. Ou muda para off o item de configuração ou muda-se
>> de distribuição.
>> João Santana
>> Em 08/11/2013 17:50, "gustavo" <ggusmail em googlemail.com> escreveu:
>>> Caros, leiam a discussão abaixo. Afinal o que é que precisaria ser
>>> "arrumado" no Ubuntu? É que desde a versão 12.10, a Canonical sincroniza
>>> pesquisas do usuário no Dash com os resultados da Amazon.Ads. Para ter
>>> controle sobre as suas pesquisas no seu próprio sistema, siga as
>>> Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu, has been fending off criticism from
>>> advocates because the desktop search tool in recent versions of the
>>> operating system also searches the Internet. That means if you're
>>> your desktop for a file or application, you might also see results from
>>> other websites.
>>> One person who dislikes Canonical's search tool is Micah
>>> a technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who maintains the
>>> HTTPS Everywhere project and is CTO of the Freedom of the Press
>>> Lee set up a website called "Fix Ubuntu <https://fixubuntu.com/>," which
>>> provides instructions for disabling the Internet search tool.
>>> "If you're an Ubuntu user and you're using the default settings, each
>>> you start typing in Dash (to open an application or search for a file on
>>> your computer), your search terms get sent to a variety of third parties,
>>> some of which advertise to you," the website says.
>>> According to Lee, Canonical sent him an e-mail this morning asking him to
>>> stop using the Ubuntu logo and also to stop using the word "Ubuntu" in
>>> domain name. Lee reprinted the entire e-mail in a blog
>>> "Canonical shouldn’t abuse trademark law to silence critics of its
>>> privacy decisions." The message reads:
>>> Subject: Your Use of Ubuntu
>>> From: ************@canonical.com
>>> Dear Micah,
>>> Canonical Limited (“Canonical”) owns and manages the intellectual
>>> rights in Ubuntu and other associated intellectual property. In addition,
>>> Canonical is the owner of numerous trademarks and copyright throughout
>>> world relating to Ubuntu, including Ubuntu logo and the word mark of
>>> It has been brought to our attention that your website:
>>> https://fixubuntu.com/ is using Canonical’s trademarks including Ubuntu
>>> logo on your website and Ubuntu word in your domain name. The Ubuntu logo
>>>  and a screenshot of your website  are set out below.
>>> We are really pleased to know your interest in writing about Ubuntu. But
>>> whilst we can appreciate the passion Ubuntu inspires, we also have to be
>>> diligent to ensure that Ubuntu’s trademarks are used correctly.
>>> To keep the balance between the integrity of our trademarks and the
>>> to use and promote Ubuntu, we’ve tried to define a reasonable
>>> Property Policy. You can read the full policy at
>>> http://www.canonical.com/intellectual-property-policy. As you can see
>>> our policy, to use the Ubuntu trademarks and Ubuntu word in a domain name
>>> would require approval from Canonical.
>>> Unfortunately, in this instance we cannot give you permission to use
>>> trademarks on your website and in your domain name as they may lead to
>>> confusion or the misunderstanding that your website is associated with
>>> Canonical or Ubuntu.
>>> So, whilst we are very happy for you to write about Ubuntu, we request
>>> to remove Ubuntu word from you domain name and Ubuntu logo from your
>>> website. We would highly appreciate if you could confirm you have done so
>>> by replying this email to us.
>>> To prove its point, the e-mail showed a screenshot of Lee's site with the
>>> Ubuntu logo:
>>> The policy Canonical pointed to does say that permission from the company
>>> is required to use "any Trademark in a domain name or URL or for
>>> merchandising purposes." Lee argued that his use of the Ubuntu logo and
>>> name in his domain is "nominative
>>> and thus not a trademark violation. "Although I’m perfectly within my
>>> rights to continue using both, I’ve decided to remove the Ubuntu logo
>>> the website, but add a disclaimer—because it seems like a nice thing to
>>> do," he wrote. (The EFF, for what it's worth, has published this
>>> list<https://www.eff.org/wp/tips-shutting-down-g>of tips to help
>>> makers of parody sites avoid getting shut down.)
>>> That new disclaimer reads as follows:
>>> Disclaimer: In case you are either 1) a complete idiot; or 2) a lawyer;
>>> 3) both, please be aware that this site is not affiliated with or
>>> by Canonical Limited. This site criticizes Canonical for certain
>>> privacy-invading features of Ubuntu and teaches users how to fix them.
>>> obviously, the site is not approved by Canonical. And our use of the
>>> trademarked term Ubuntu is plainly descriptive—it helps the public find
>>> this site and understand its message.
>>> His website still has the same domain name that includes the word
>>> Canonical doesn't seem to have a problem with other websites using the
>>> Ubuntu in their domain names, such as "OMG!
>>> a news site that writes enthusiastically about the operating system.
>>> Canonical's registered trademark doesn't specifically mention domain
>>> but it claims broad rights over the word Ubuntu for use in
>>> "Telecommunication, communication, and broadcasting services provided
>>> online, via the Internet, or via other communications networks," and
>>> "transmission of information, data, text, images, graphics, sound and/or
>>> audio-visual material online, via the Internet or via other
>>> We've contacted Canonical about the e-mail sent to Lee, but haven't heard
>>> back yet.
>>> While Ubuntu's code is open source and free to everyone, Canonical
>>> obviously hasn't given up its right to enforce its trademarks. Lee argued
>>> that the company's stance against his website "isn't very much in the
>>> spirit of open source," though. The code for Fixubuntu.com is also open
>>> source—Lee invited Canonical to "submit a patch" if it decides to help
>>> "in a more productive way."
>>> The EFF has already sent a response to Canonical, in a letter from EFF
>>> Staff Attorney Daniel Nazer. "While we appreciate the polite tone of your
>>> letter, we must inform you that your request is not supported by
>>> law and interferes with protected speech," the letter says. "The website
>>> criticizes Canonical Limited for certain features of Ubuntu that Mr. Lee
>>> believes undermine user privacy and teaches users how to fix these
>>> problems. It is well-settled that the First Amendment fully protects the
>>> use of trademarked terms and logos in non-commercial websites that
>>> criticize and comment upon corporations and products. Mr. Lee's site is a
>>> clear example of such protected speech. Neither Mr. Lee, nor any other
>>> member of the public, must seek your permission before engaging in such
>>> constitutionally protected expression."
>>> *UPDATE*: Canonical responded to Ars, providing the following statement:
>>> "To protect the Ubuntu brand, we need to ensure that wherever you see the
>>> Ubuntu logo, it’s an authentic part of the Ubuntu community. We have a
>>> public policy (http://www.canonical.com/intellectual-property-policy),
>>> is open and accessible, and protects the brand. It states where you can
>>> freely use the Ubuntu brand and where a licence is needed. Trademark law
>>> requires us to protect our trademarks, so where needed we will always
>>> a dialogue to ensure the trademarks are used properly to avoid
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