Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Mitch Golden mgolden at
Sat Oct 7 22:24:43 BST 2006

On Sat, 7 Oct 2006, Michael V. De Palatis wrote:

> On 10/7/06, Mitch Golden <mgolden at> wrote:
>> I have to admit to complete confusion regarding this firefox issue.  There
>> is *nothing* non-free about Firefox.  The code is licensed under a free
>> license, and you can do whatever you want with it.
> Yeah, but the logo isn't. That's why Ubuntu and Debian both used a
> different logo.

The word "Linux" is a trademark as well.  You can't write your own 
operating system and call it Linux - even if it's derived from the 
original one.  The idea that the Firefox people have come up with a brand 
and are using it to build equity in a free software codebase is a *good* 

   - Mitch

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