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]: The "source"
by umccullough on Thu 6th Mar 2014 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE: The "source""
umccullough
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2006-01-26

That is: Dell does something explicitly disallowed by Mozilla's trademark policy.


I suspect Dell will argue that it's fair use of the trademark in this case since they are not selling the software, but the service of installing it.

I also suspect Dell will end up changing this so that the "charge" is clearly indicated as a "customized software installation" charge rather than for Firefox itself.

I've "charged" people to install Firefox before - well, similar to this. If I go to a business and install Firefox on 10 computers, I'm going to charge them for the time it takes me to do so.

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