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Re: mozilla thunderbird trademark restrictions / still dfsg free ?

Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com> writes:

> Mike Hommey wrote:
>> Note that this name change requirement gets interesting to name
>> Mozilla...
>> Mozilla Thunderbird can be "Thunderbird for Debian" or "Debian
>> Thunderbird"
>> Mozilla Firefox can be "Firefox for Debian" or "Debian Firefox"
>> What can be Mozilla ? "for Debian" or "Debian" ?
> I think they want us to negotiate all package names individually. In
> addition, they will be god for us (e.g. we add a patch, they have to
> agree). I think if we try this procedure and they usually do not
> complain, we can probably do it. I mean, just negotiate on the name
> und keep it running as usual, until they really claim that we need to
> remove a patch or something. if that happens, we can rethink our
> position and maybe drop the trademark symbols.
> Anyway, I guess we should try find a unique solution for all mozilla apps.

Given the full message you posted,

lightningbug - Mail client derived from Mozilla Thunderbird
iceweasel - Web browser derived from Mozilla Firefox
gojira - Web browser and mail suite derived from Mozilla

And what's the problem?  It's OK with the Mozilla Project's trademark
licenses.  It lets users find the programs.  It's honest.  The only
thing it loses is some publicity for Mozilla's programs.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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