Mozilla trademarks (Re: Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available)

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri Apr 30 05:07:48 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-04-23 at 11:34 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Well, c.f. freedom 3 on
> You told us, you can't modify the sources and ship modified binaries
> => thunderbird and firefox are non-free, because of the trademarks 
> Mozilla apply.

You're right, the trademarks are detrimental to Fedora's stated goal of
freedom, which includes the freedom to modify.  I have entered a tracker
bug requesting that trademark-unencumbered versions of all software at
least be offered as an alternative, and a specific bug for the case of

The tracker bug could benefit from a memorable alias.  What are the
guidelines for choosing aliases?  How about "F-TrademarkFree"?


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