Debian Bug report logs - #354622
Uses Mozilla Firefox trademark without permission

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Package: firefox; Maintainer for firefox is (unknown);

Reported by: Mike Connor <mconnor@mozilla.com>

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 20:18:04 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.7-2

Fixed in version 2.0+dfsg-1

Done: Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Mike Connor <mconnor@mozilla.com>
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To: Eric Dorland <eric@kuroneko.ca>
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Subject: Re: Bug#354622: Using Firefox as the app name without official branding
 is still a trademark violation
References: <44035A7D.8000706@mozilla.com> <20060301080714.GA22331@tennyson.dodds.net> <20060305055925.GL7739@nightcrawler.kuroneko.ca> <440A85C2.7090300@mozilla.com> <20060305090144.GO7739@nightcrawler.kuroneko.ca> <450F0147.2060504@mozilla.com> <20060918212000.GA27541@nightcrawler.kuroneko.ca> <75AE5FEE-E19A-4A7F-A1A4-B9E7B493C047@mozilla.com> <20060920044105.GZ11190@nightcrawler.kuroneko.ca>
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Just to sum everything up, since some of this is getting circular, this 
is how we have been dealing with Linux distros.  Ultimately, fair is 
fair, and unless you think Debian should get a special deal (which I 
don't think is DFSG-friendly, let alone likely to happen) , these are 
the conditions you need to get on board with:

- All changes the distributor wishes to make to the source code must be 
provided as discrete patches, along with a description of why the change 
is required
- Releases are expected to be based on the CVS tag and/or source tarball 
for the release version, plus approved patches.
- build configurations should also be submitted for approval.
- The logo and the trademark are required to be used together.

Ultimately, I don't have a lot more to say here.  The ball is in your 
court now, but you should absolutely not plan to ship without addressing 
these issues one way or another.




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