[Mageia-dev] Can Firefox be included in Mageia?

Gustavo Giampaoli giampaoli.gustavo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 21:27:50 CEST 2010

If I'm reading well, Mozilla allows distribution of Firefox as
"Firefox" if you don't change it (I mean, code).

Software Distributions
Unaltered Binaries

You may distribute unchanged official binaries (i.e., the installer
file available for download for each platform (code + config) and not
the program executable) downloaded from www.mozilla.com or
www.mozilla.org to anyone in any way, subject to governing law,
without receiving any further permission from Mozilla. If you want to
distribute the unchanged official binaries using the Mozilla Marks,
you may do so, without receiving any further permission from Mozilla,
as long as you comply with this Trademark Policy and you distribute
them without charge. However, you must not remove or change any part
of the official binary, including the Mozilla Marks. On your website
or in other materials, you may truthfully state that the software you
are providing is an unmodified version of a Mozilla application,
keeping in mind the overall guidelines for the use of Mozilla Marks in
printed materials, detailed above. We suggest that, if you choose to
provide visitors to your website the opportunity to download Mozilla
product, you do so by means of a link to our site, to help ensure
faster, more reliable downloads. (See the section on Linking, below.)

If you choose to distribute Mozilla binaries yourself, you should make
the latest stable version available (of course, you probably want to
do so as well). If you compile Mozilla unmodified source code
(including code and config files in the installer) and do not charge
for it, you do not need additional permission from Mozilla to use the
relevant Mozilla Mark(s) for your compiled version. So that users get
the latest code and security releases, we encourage you to always
distribute the most current official release. The notification
requirements of the Mozilla Public License have been met for our
binaries, so although it's a good idea to do so, you are not required
to ship the source code along with the binaries.

In addition, if you are distributing Mozilla binaries yourself, and
wish to use the Mozilla Mark(s), you may not (a) disable, modify or
otherwise interfere with any installation mechanism contained in a
Mozilla product; (b) use any such installation mechanism to install
any plug-ins, themes, extensions, software, or items other than the
Mozilla product; or (c) use or provide any program, mechanism or
process (other than an installation mechanism contained in the Mozilla
product) to install such product. Any use of a meta-installer would
require our prior written permission.

If you are using the Mozilla Mark(s) for the unaltered binaries you
are distributing, you may not charge for that product. By not
charging, we mean the Mozilla product must be without cost and its
distribution (whether by download or other media) may not be subject
to a fee, or tied to subscribing to or purchasing a service, or the
collection of personal information. If you want to sell the product,
you may do so, but you must call that product by another name—one
unrelated to Mozilla or any of the Mozilla Marks (see the sections on
"Modifications" and "Related Software" below). Remember that we do not
want the public to be confused.

Gustavo Giampaoli (aka tavillo1980)

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