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Debian, Firefox Trademark Debate Continues

Oct 11, 2006, 16:30 (3 Talkback[s])

Linux.com: Behind the Debian and Mozilla Dispute Over Use of Firefox

"Debian plans to release its newest version, Etch, in December, and wants Mozilla's Firefox Web browser to be part of the distribution. Mozilla, however, told Debian it couldn't release the software without its accompanying artwork. Now a legal expert says that the existing distinctions between copyright and trademark laws should have prevented this from becoming an issue in the first place..."

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cbeard's mozilla blog: Mozilla, Trademarks and Debian

"Recently there have been a number of discussion group postings, etc., about disagreements between Mozilla and Debian over the issue of the Firefox trademark and how it can be used. I wanted to address the issues that people have raised, and explain why we've taken the approach we have.

"First, let's state the topic clearly. The question is: how much can Debian, or anyone else, change Firefox and still call it Firefox...?"

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