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Why not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox for Android (Fennec), Firefox for iOS, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Free Software Definition], all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree. Debian has permission to redistribute modified copies of Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey with their original branding, but that is an exception for Debian, and anyway it is a different issue.
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xWhy not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox for Android (Fennec), Firefox for iOS, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Free Software Definition], all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree. Debian has permission to redistribute modified copies of Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey with their original branding, but that is an exception for Debian, and anyway it is a different issue.

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xWhy not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox for Android (Fennec), Firefox for iOS, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our Free Software Definition, all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree. Debian has permission to redistribute modified copies of Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey with their original branding, but that is an exception for Debian, and anyway it is a different issue.



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