Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available

shmuel siegel fedora at
Mon Apr 26 20:36:37 UTC 2010

On 4/25/2010 8:37 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 10:08 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> I don't see how using Mozilla trademarks provides significant benefit
>> to Fedora. It seems to mostly benefit Mozilla. I don't see why we should
>> be breaking our rules to help them.
> I think you are grossly misjudging the relative visibility and
> importance of the Firefox and Fedora brands... nobody knows what Fedora
> is, while most computer users will have at least heard about Firefox.
I disagree with your criteria. The visibility in of itself is not 
relevant; its consequences are. The important criteria, in my eyes, are:
1) Does the Mozilla name attract users to Fedora or keep them with 
Fedora once they have tasted it?
2) Would Fedora lose users if it dropped the trademarked name?
3) Does Fedora lose users by having unpatched versions of Firefox etc.?

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