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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Free Software
by stew on Wed 5th Mar 2014 23:37 UTC
stew
Member since:
2005-07-06

That's what they mean when they say that Free software doesn't mean that it costs nothing.

The person charging money for Free software doesn't need to be the author, it can really be anyone.

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RE: Free Software
by panzi on Fri 7th Mar 2014 04:06 in reply to "Free Software"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

The problem: The Firefox trademark is not free (hence Iceweasel).

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RE[2]: Free Software
by Ford Prefect on Fri 7th Mar 2014 13:51 in reply to "RE: Free Software"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

The Firefox trademark is free to use when referring to the original software.

You are not allowed to use it for your own software. A patched version of the Firefox codebase is considered your own software. So you either acquire a specific license for the trademark or you cannot use it.

This is the reason for Iceweasel, not money.

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