Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 03:06:51PM -0300, Humberto Massa Guimarães used a broken MUA that breaks threads and wrote:
> > Yes. Copyright and trademark are completely orthogonal.
> Sorry John, but this is BS. The text of the GPL#6 says: "You may not
> impose *any* further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the
> rights granted herein." This *does* include trademark restrictions.
That's simply not true. Copyright law has nothing to do with trademark
law. It is perfectly reasonable of the Mozilla Foundation to request
that people don't start calling everything and their mother "firefox",
even if it was based on the original FireFox code.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond