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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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Mozilla branded programs such as Firefox and Thunderbird are not free software unless their names are changed. This is due to [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/trademarks/policy/ Mozilla's trademark policy] that forbids selling copies of unmodified executables.

Latest revision as of 06:41, 14 February 2018

Mozilla branded programs such as Firefox and Thunderbird are not free software unless their names are changed. This is due to Mozilla's trademark policy that forbids selling copies of unmodified executables.



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