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Re: Iceweasel and Firefox compatibility

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 07:37:56AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Mike Hommey (mh@glandium.org):
> > - Adding Firefox to Camino:
> > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=384721
> > Where we can see that dbaron is against it.
> IMHO, with not very convincing arguments.


That's pretty much my position.

> And no sign of answer about
> the real potential problem: would that be another trademark issue.

As for trademark, they are basically saying, in that bug, that as far as
Camino is not claiming to be Firefox, it's ok, though the question
should be asked to MoCo.

> Whatever solution is taken in the other branches of this thread where
> possible UA strings are discussed, I think we should at some point
> check with Mozilla Corporation about their stance: would they consider
> it to be a trademark violation if we mention "Firefox" in some way in
> the UA string of Iceweasel?

I'm 100% sure adding "(like Firefox/version)" will lead to no (legal)
problem, because it's unambigous.
OTOH, I'm not sure that a MoCo answer on whether adding
"Firefox/version" can be firm and definitive. I know it is a different
context, now there is a real entity behind, but the whole Firefox
trademark issue (the part where we had an agreement and it vanished)
still sticks in my throat.


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