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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

* Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen@err.no) wrote:
> * Eric Dorland 
> | BTW, any Ubuntu developers care to comment? I'm interested in second
> | opinions and how you guys are handling this situation? Did you accept
> | an arrangement with MoFo? 
> We've been in touch with them and have currently renamed the
> mozilla-firefox package to firefox.  The same thing is going to happen
> to mozilla-thunderbird once I get around to it.  We are unsure about
> the downstream namechange requirement, but not having firefox in there
> would be bad.  So, a bit undecided at the moment.

Thanks for answering. We may end up having to do the mozilla-firefox
-> firefox rename too if we keep the name too. Is Ubuntu concerned
about MoFo's trademark policy? Did Ubuntu make a similar arrangement
with MoFo that we're being offered? 

As an aside (I should probably just look) but are you guys using their
official logo? 
> I wonder if we (as in Debian) could get the Mozilla Foundation to
> agree that in addition to the terms provided earlier in this thread
> our downstreams get an automatic trademark licence (a Community
> Edition Licence) which can be revoked if they misrepresent or
> misbehave.  Given that the Mozilla Foundation are fairly happy with
> the quality we are providing and most downstreams would inherit that
> quality this could be acceptable to them.

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