|Summary:||License problem: LGPL has been withdrawn|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||John Morris <jmorris>|
|Component:||firefox||Assignee:||Christopher Aillon <caillon>|
|Status:||CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA||QA Contact:|
|Version:||4||CC:||mcepl, mcepl, mitr, tchung, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-08-28 14:36:10 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description John Morris 2005-06-27 18:33:15 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050502 White Box/1.0.3-1.4.1.WB1 Firefox/1.0.3 Description of problem: Firefox is no longer dual licensed. This is confirmed by a long thread at lwn.net between the responsible party at at mozilla.org and myself. LGPL has been withdrawn as a possible license. This is being done to permit their new initive in enforcing their trademark on "Firefox". Apparently Fedora must either distribute the unmodified binary offered for download at mozilla.org, change the name from firefox or the Fedora Foundation needs to enter talks to license the mark (non-redistributable srpm is a required precondition) to comply with their new license terms. Also from this same conversation it appears that while Red Hat has licensed the trademark for use in RHEL it should either cease distribution of the srpm to remain in compliance or mark it as non-buildable, perhaps by adopting jpackage's nosrc.rpm form? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): firefox-1.0.4 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Read the trademark guidelines at mozilla.org 2. Lament their departure from the Free Software community. 3. Decide what to do. Additional info:
Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 10:36:13 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd. Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and either update the target product or close it ? Thanks.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-18 17:22:05 UTC
Distribution against which this bug was reported is no longer supported; could you please reproduce this with the updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we will have to close this bug as CANTFIX. Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter. Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-08-28 14:36:10 UTC
We haven't got any reply to the last question about reproducability of the bug with Fedora Core 6, Fedora 7, or Fedora devel. Mass closing this bug, so if you have new information that would help us fix this bug, please reopen it with the additional information.