Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 11:20:57AM -0300, Humberto Massa Guimarães wrote:
> > Does the opposite make it worse? I think so.
> IMHO it makes no difference at all. The "normal", "regular",
> "I-dont-read-debian-mailing-lists" folk install the "Gnome Desktop"
> or the "KDE Desktop" tasks, see the "Web Browser" icon, double-click
> it and voila. As long as it works (and as long as they can install
> the Macromedia plugins), they don't care. The rest of the world
> knows Debian renamed Firefox as Iceweasel to escape Mozilla
> Foundation's arcane trademark license.
I don't think it's arcane. It's a perfectly reasonable thing to do,
which Debian itself has done in the past (TrustedDebian -> Adamantix)
You're free to make /any/ modifications to firefox, as long as you
either rename it to something else or get permission to call it firefox.
Doesn't sound non-free to me.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond