On 21 July 2013 15:17, Glenn McIntosh <neonsig...@memepress.org> wrote:
> The issue in the Debian branding of Firefox and Thunderbird was not
> fundamentally the trademark. It was the use of a non-DFSG licence on the
> logo, which Debian could not use. Mozilla decided that if the logo was not
> used, then it was not okay to call the software 'Firefox'. I think a better
> resolution would have been for Mozilla to provide an alternative logo that
> could have been freely licenced, especially since the logo would still
> carry trademark protections against misuse. But the issue was not resolved,
> so Debian was forced to change the name. This did not stop it distributing
> the Mozilla software, even though it no longer was even able to use the
Are you sure of that?
The following email says it had nothing to do with the logo, and says it is
was trademark issue.
Brian May <br...@microcomaustralia.com.au>
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