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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

* Florian Weimer (fw@deneb.enyo.de) wrote:
> * Eric Dorland:
> > 1. Completely ignore their Trademark Policy document and let MoFo come
> > to us if they're not happy with our use of the marks.
> This is the policy we have adopted with PHP, Apache and
> similarly-licensed software.  It's basically the only choice when we
> want to continue to distribute software such as phpGroupWare or
> Apache::Request.

That's true, but in Mozilla's case they have a document that is very
specific about what can and can't be done. PHP and Apache don't have
such documents as far as I can see, so it's easier to take a passive
> In the Firefox case, the trademark situation is extremely murky
> because in many countries, the Mozilla Foundation doesn't even own
> that trademark WRT to computer programs (examples: Germany, United
> Kingdom).  Looks like someone didn't do his or her homework before
> choosing the name. 8-(

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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