On 9/28/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Thats not true. Several projects enforce trademark guidelines. They
restrictions on the name to ensure that their brand isnt spoiled. That
includes Debian,Fedora and Linux itself. If there is pain in following
the guidelines, you can rename it (see httpd vs apache in Fedora) but
the trademark restriction by itself doesnt make the software non-free or
incompatible with the Fedora objectives.
It is true for Firefox. I was not speaking for trademarks on names in
general. In the words of MozCo
"If you are going to use the Firefox name, you must also use the rest of the
We can't use the rest of the branding, because it's non-free.