Mozilla Firefox Wallpaper Available from Creator of Firefox Icon
Wednesday February 25th, 2004
#18 Re: Re: SVG?
Thursday February 26th, 2004 6:48 AM
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“The Mozilla Foundation will be using this new iconography to differentiate official builds from third party ones, so that end users always know that they are using a bona fide Mozilla build when they see the Firefox logo. As a result, permission to use these graphics in custom builds is explicitly NOT granted automatically.”
I believe there are better ways to mark an official build than through copyright restrictions. Since the release of the source code by Netscape a few years ago, Mozilla has always been very free regarding intellectual property rights, from the browser to dmoz.org, so I find this a little bit contra-natura. It would be easier to publish on the site the MD5 checksums of the official builds. This would, in practice, prevent masqueraded, virus-infected or otherwise tampered versions.