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Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?

Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. writes:
> Debian has two choices:  1. Use the same user-agent as Firefox.  2. Use a 
> different user-agent from Firefox.

3.  Use a Debian user-agent string that includes the string "Firefox".
See, for example, the user-agent strings used by every other browser on
the planet.

> The first is a non-option.  Iceweasel does not follow Mozilla's trademark 
> usage guidelines.  If it uses the Firefox trademark and Debian distributes it, 
> Debian could be sued into non-existence.

Nonsense.  There is no conceivable way that embedding the string
"Firefox" in a user-agent string could be construed as trademark
infringement (and if there was most browsers would be infringing one or
more trademarks).
John Hasler

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