[Arm-netbook] How much to design A20 board?

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Wed Sep 9 20:59:17 BST 2015

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 7:42 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
> <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
>> if you're not familiar with or don't clearly understand the
>> difference, look up the history behind why the Debian Team renamed
>> firefox to "iceweasel".
>  here you go:
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project

That was nothing to do with copyright, nor attribution.

The problem is the way that Mozilla enforces its trademark.

Mozilla is (fairly reasonably) concerned that people might take one of
it's trademarked programs, trojan it, and redistribute the result under
the name of e.g. Firefox, thus tainting their good name.  They therefore
reserve the right to specify which code costitutes Firefox, etc. and
want sight of any patches that are applied to allow them to determine
whether they should withdraw the use of the name from the result of the

Debian on the other hand wants to be able to apply security patches
without needing to ask Mozilla for approval, and more importantly perhaps
want not to impose such restrictions on their downstreams.

The use of the Ice* names is done to avoid the scenario where a security
fix fails to meet with approval, and then the Debian maintainers being
faced with the need to do an emergency trademark purge in order to
deploy a security fix.

Cheers, Phil.
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