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