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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

* Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo (jsogo@debian.org) wrote:
> El mar, 14-06-2005 a las 16:45 -0300, Humberto Massa Guimarães escribió:
> > > Let's say we call it mozilla-firefox (assuming we are allowed to
> > > in the first place) and downstream (making some modifications) is
> > > not allowed to call it mozilla-firefox. If we call it
> > > debian-firefox then downstream is still not allowed (under the
> > > same conditions) to call it mozilla-firefox. The difference is not
> > 
> > You seem to be wrong about the Mozilla Foundation's trademark
> > policy. They say no one (ok, they excepted Debian especially, but
> > *I*, personally, do not think this flies because of DFSG#8) can use
> > the words Mozilla or Firefox (or Thunderbird etc) in their browser. 
> > So, if we rename the browser, we must call it (for instance)
> > IceWeasel, and yes, any person downstream from us can call it
> > anything but Firefox or Mozilla or Mozilla Firefox.
>  BTW, we should remove any gecko based browser too. After all they
> depend in MOZILLA-browser. Not only firefox is going to be blamed here. 

AFAIK, "Mozilla" is not trademarked. 

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