[Mageia-dev] -- mozilla branding issues -- was [Seamonkey package]

Julien julien.moragny at laposte.net
Mon Feb 6 21:40:29 CET 2012

Le Mon, 06 Feb 2012 21:04:05 +0100,
Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> a écrit :

> Am 12.01.2012 16:55, schrieb Florian Hubold:
> > Am 07.01.2012 18:36, schrieb Florian Hubold:
> >> Am 16.04.2011 16:05, schrieb Christiaan Welvaart:
> >>> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Tux99 wrote:
> >>>
> Pinging again, because nobody replied. This should also be discussed
> at next packager meeting, together with the situation according the
> branding of other mozilla packages. Because we have branding enabled,
> which we shouldn't have as we can't use branding AND have modified builds
> (different than upstream tarball)
> without approval of all modifications from mozilla.
> For reference, here's the upstream report i was talking about, which i've
> recently found again:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=555935
> --
> resending because of maintainer mail adress typo

FTR, the Mozilla trademark policy :

the relevant part :

"	Modifications

If you're taking full advantage of the open-source nature of Mozilla's
products and making significant functional changes, you may not
redistribute the fruits of your labor under any Mozilla trademark, without
Mozilla's prior written consent. For example, if the product you've
modified is Firefox, you may not use Mozilla or Firefox, in whole or in
part, in its name. Also, it would be inappropriate for you to say "based on
Mozilla Firefox". Instead, in the interest of complete accuracy, you could
describe your executables as "based on Mozilla technology", or
"incorporating Mozilla source code." In addition, you may want to read the
discussion on the "Powered by Mozilla" logo.

In addition, if you compile a modified version, as discussed above, with
branding enabled (the default in our source code is branding disabled), you
will require Mozilla's prior written permission. If it's not the unmodified
installer package from www.mozilla.com, and you want to use our
trademark(s), our review and approval of your modifications is required.
You also must change the name of the executable so as to reduce the chance
that a user of the modified software will be misled into believing it to be
a native Mozilla product.

Again, any modification to the Mozilla product, including adding to,
modifying in any way, or deleting content from the files included with an
installer, file location changes, added code, modification of any source
files including additions and deletions, etc., will require our permission
if you want to use the Mozilla Marks. If you have any doubt, just ask us at
trademarks at mozilla.com.


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