Thunderbird in Microsoft Store

Wayne Mery vseerror at lehigh.edu
Wed Jun 5 10:33:46 UTC 2019


On 6/5/2019 5:26 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> On 30/05/2019 19:52, Eric Moore wrote:
>> This raises a related question. Many Linux distro's have their own 
>> build of Thunderbird. While they have some modifications I don't 
>> consider them a port. They're just a distro specific build, and 
>> something you can expect to get support from at SUMO and MozilaZine 
>> despite not being released by Mozilla. What determines whether an 
>> email application can legally call itself Thunderbird?
>
> I would suggest that the council discusses this with the Mozilla legal 
> team.
>
> There are various guidelines for the use of Mozilla's trademarks 
> <https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/trademarks/distribution-policy/>, 
> and there's also guidelines for the distribution of Firefox 
> <https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/trademarks/distribution-policy/>. 
> It is slightly unclear, but looking at the Firefox rules and if it was 
> myself doing the port, I'd probably ask for written permission or at 
> least double-check it wasn't necessary.
>
> Hence, I think this should at least be checked/discussed with legal as 
> part of standard trademark checking.
>
> Mark
>
Indeed, the council has been discussing this, and has reached out to the 
author of the port.


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