Debian and Mozilla - a study in trademarks
Posted Jan 10, 2005 19:26 UTC (Mon) by piman
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Debian doesn't change that file, so it doesn't have to rename it. More importantly TeX doesn't enforce it with trademarks, so the names "teTeX" and "LaTeX" are okay.
Debian does change Mozilla and Firefox, and can't just rename it to "Debian Firefox" because that's too similar for trademarks. It would have to rename it "Iceweasel" or something totally different.
No one is saying Mozilla's license is non-free (well, some people are, but that's not what this article is about). The problem is that the trademark license is *stupid* and requires basically every Linux distributor to rename Mozilla Foundation products when they distribute them, in order to make the distribution conform to the trademark license.
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