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[5]: The "source"
by umccullough on Fri 7th Mar 2014 01:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: The "source""
umccullough
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2006-01-26

"Change the wording AND all names and images in the product itself, like IceWeasel does. So any reference to Mozilla or Firefox would be changed to Dell and Funky Expensive Free Browser, and all icons and images changed to new ones.


They shouldn't have to - there are fair uses for trademarks as well, and I suspect this will be found to be one of them.
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And for the idiot that mod'd me down - you clearly don't understand what mozilla's trademark guidelines represent. IceWeasel was named as such because it was a modified version of Firefox, rebuilt by the Debian maintainers. It was not a simple redistribution of the official binaries like Dell is doing here.

Trademark law is not strong enough to prevent someone from reselling or redistributing what they have legally obtained. If that was the case, I assure you that software companies would be using trademark law to prevent reselling used copies of their products.

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