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Re: Ongoing Firefox (and Thunderbird) Trademark problems



* Gervase Markham (gerv@mozilla.org) wrote:
> Eric Dorland wrote:
> >* Simon Huggins (huggie@earth.li) wrote:
> >>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
> >>license.
> >
> >That is correct, but (correct me if I'm wrong Gerv), but "change"
> >would include such things as recompiling it. 
> 
> As I was saying earlier in the thread, what we'd probably do is say that 
> they could make changes within the terms of the trademark policy - 
> possibly the Community Edition rules, which allow for recompilation and 
> limited change. We can certainly discuss the extent of such rights; what 
> we can't agree to is giving them unlimited rights, or even rights as 
> extensive as Debian's or Red Hat's or another trusted distributor's 
> without them proving themselves worthy of such trust.

Ok, that's interesting. It's somewhat more permissive than I had
assumed. I'm not sure it really changes anything from our perspective
though. 

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