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Bug 161847 - License problem: LGPL has been withdrawn
Summary: License problem: LGPL has been withdrawn
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-27 18:33 UTC by John Morris
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:21 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-08-28 14:36:10 UTC

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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 between the responsible party at at 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  LGPL has been withdrawn as a possible license.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, 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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Read the trademark guidelines at
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 ?


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

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.

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