Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 12:54:01PM -0300, Humberto Massa Guimarães wrote:
> > Firefox is free software, and DFSG-compliant: "The license may
> > require derived works to carry a different name or version number
> > from the original software." (Even if it is "a compromise").
> But is non-rebranded Firefox *really* distributable by us under
> GPL#6, "no further restrictions"?
Yes. Trademarks have nothing to do with copyright. You can be sued for
infringing a trademark and will not be at risk of losing your rights to
use the software under the terms of the GPL.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond