Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Sep 2006 22:44 UTC, submitted by csousa
Mozilla & Gecko clones Debian adheres to a strict interpretation of what is Free Software and what isn't. The Firefox logo is trademarked, so Debian doesn't consider it to be Free and will not include it as part of its distribution. Mozilla claims that using the Firefox name without the official branding is a trademark violation. Furthermore, Mozilla claims that if Debian runs any patches to the version of Firefox included with Debian distros, it has to run them by Mozilla first for approval. What all this ultimately could mean is that the Firefox name is wiped from the face of Debian and its offshoots. Debian developer Eric Dorland confirmed to that Debian will re-name Firefox and that the re-naming process could be completed as soon as next week.
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And so they should
by RawMustard on Fri 29th Sep 2006 09:35 UTC
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If they change it in anyway, it's not firefox anymore and should not carry its name or branding. I don't like the way distro's modify firefox to suit their own ideas or distro'. Usually they screw it up like firefox in Ubuntu which is completely borked! I don't blame the mozilla people from looking after their good name!

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