Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2014 23:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The Mozilla Foundation has begun an investigation after tech juggernaut Dell appeared to be asking customers to pay GBP 16.25 ($27) to install its free web browser Firefox on newly purchased Dell kit.

What.

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by hussam on Thu 6th Mar 2014 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
hussam
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2006-08-17

Well, the big deal is that it might not be legal. Dell is distributing firefox without Mozilla's consent. Mozilla has some odd licensing/copyright to kind of prevent or at least profit from this kind of behavior.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/trademarks/policy/

"If you are using the Mozilla Mark(s) for the unaltered binaries you are distributing, you may not charge for that product. By not charging, we mean the Mozilla product must be without cost and its distribution (whether by download or other media) may not be subject to a fee, or tied to subscribing to or purchasing a service, or the collection of personal information.
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Yes. They will probably eventually have to make a deal with Mozilla or use the unofficial branding if they are shipping it with windows. If they offer a service where they "download" from mozilla servers/mirrors and install it for you, then it should not be a problem.

Edited 2014-03-06 17:21 UTC

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