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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Apr 27 23:06:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-27 at 23:38 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > You can't modify Fedora under F/OSS principles and still call it Fedora,
> > just like you can't modify Firefox under F/OSS principles and still call
> > it Firefox. Both of us do this to protect the good name of the project.
> > We'd be in an extremely glass house-y situation if we tried to 'call
> > out' Mozilla over this. It'd be ridiculous.
> That has not been an issue for Debian.
> It perfectly makes sense that you'd want to protect your own name, but still 
> not use somebody else's similarly protected name because it prevents you 
> from shipping what you want to ship.

I wasn't suggesting it'd prevent us from shipping an unbranded Firefox /
Thunderbird if we wanted to. I was just saying that it would stop us
from pitching some kind of public hissy fit about how unreasonable
Mozilla was being, as Ralf seemed to be advocating.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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