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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 08:20:48PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:
> > That there is such a hue and cry over rebranding Firefox in Debian
> > indicates to me that it *is* a significant burden we would be (and are
> > now) asking of our downstream users.
> Second, the real problems with rebranding are not with the technical
> work that has to happen, from the sound of it.  They're with user
> recognition and the ability of users to find the right package for
> something they want to run.  That *is* a significant issue, at least
> in my opinion, but Debian taking that hit doesn't do *anything* to
> help our downstream users.  They still end up having to either take
> the same hit or now undo Debian work to get back to the name that
> their users will recognize.

I was under the impression that downstreams could call the packages
firefox as they had been blessed with official Debian penguin pee as
long as they didn't then change them and it was only when they were
modified that they potentially had to go to the Mozilla Foundation for a

Did I get the wrong end of the stick?


* <sl> benj: mais il y a des thumbnails en 1600x1200 ;)             *
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