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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Thu Apr 29 03:33:27 UTC 2010

On 04/27/2010 12:30 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 16:48 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> As a propopent of "Free SW", my interest is to fight those who are
>> applying trademarks to undermine the principles of "free SW".
> This is not what Mozilla is doing. They are applying trademarks to
> protect the names Mozilla, Firefox and Thunderbird. Consider what could
> happen if they didn't; any Tom, Dick or Harry could 'patch' their
> advert, badly-conceived 'feature' or, hell, piece of malware into
> Firefox and call it Firefox, and Mozilla couldn't say boo to them for
> it. Yes, this is true of many pieces of software that Fedora also ships,

> but there's no real motive to do it to most of those; they don't have
> Mozilla's profile.
Untrue, c.f. Gnome, KDE, QT, GCC, GNU and many more.

> If Mozilla's intent was in fact to undermine the principles of free SW,
> they would make it as hard as possible to debrand Firefox; they do
> rather the opposite.
I disagree. Their trademark policy is already doing it.

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