Will Firefox no longer be named Firefox?

Hervé Fache Herve at lucidia.net
Mon Sep 25 12:00:05 BST 2006

Seems quite simple to me: their stuff is Firefox. If you modify it,
it's not their stuff anymore and you must call it something else. You
can send them patches, and they might accept them, but they ultimately
remain the ones in full control of their product.

This way, Firerfox' problems are their problems, and what Ubuntu could
make fail with a dodgy patch is _not_ Firefox, and thus Ubuntu cannot
ruin Mozilla's reputation with dodgy patches.

Makes sense to me. What if someone could create a data-eating,
hard-disk killing distribuition and call it Ubuntu? What consequences
for us?


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