Will Firefox no longer be named Firefox?

Travis Watkins alleykat at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 18:11:47 BST 2006

On 9/26/06, Eldo Varghese <poningru at ufl.edu> wrote:
> Now this stuff they probably would care about, but why not gave through
> the approval process?
> - Eldo

Alright, so then Ubuntu can distribute Firefox and call it Firefox. If
I make an Ubuntu derivitive (say like MEPIS) and include further
changes to Firefox, I can no longer legally call it Firefox. This hits
at least two things in the DFSG so Debian won't do it. I hope Ubuntu
follows Debian in this one.

DFSG #3: "The license must allow modifications and derived works, and
must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license
of the original software."

DFSG #8: "The rights attached to the program must not depend on the
program's being part of a Debian system. If the program is extracted
from Debian and used or distributed without Debian but otherwise
within the terms of the program's license, all parties to whom the
program is redistributed should have the same rights as those that are
granted in conjunction with the Debian system."

Travis Watkins

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