Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Oct 2006 14:46 UTC, submitted by brewin
Mozilla & Gecko clones As previously reported, 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. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols also discusses the issue.
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by B. Janssen on Wed 11th Oct 2006 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Firefox Icon"
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Posted by "snowbender": >>The point is that the non-free license for the Firefox artwork really is a big deal for Debian<<

Posted by Jody: >I guess this is where I disagree with Debian. The logo is trademarked, just like the Firefox name.<

The point is, it is a licensing issue, not a trademark issue. That's not the same -- and the point of the lawyer in the article.

Edit: fixed quotes

Edited 2006-10-11 23:19

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