Mozilla Foundation Open Letter Orders Unofficial Mozilla Merchandise Sellers to Stop, Legal Action Hinted
Tuesday March 16th, 2004
mozilla.org staff member Gervase Markham has posted an open letter to the Mozilla newsgroups addressed to those who sell goods bearing the Mozilla name or logos: "The following is an open letter to anyone selling Mozilla-branded merchandise. It's being posted rather than emailed in the spirit of openness, and to ensure everyone who needs to read it can see a copy."
The letter urges those selling products with the Mozilla insignia to stop and contact the Mozilla Foundation for further discussion on how to proceed. Noting that the retailing of Mozilla-branded wares without permission is an infringment of the Foundation's trademark rights, the letter hints that legal action may taken against those who refuse to heed the advice. Read the full article to see the complete letter.
Wednesday March 17th, 2004 1:14 PM
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They don't make the product, they don't market it, they don't incur the overhead of the employees who do these things, and they should get *all* the proceeds? That's just crazy. Of course they deserve some of the money, because their name is being used, but what about rewarding the people actually selling the product? Somehow I doubt there would be anyone willing to sell products with the Mozilla name/logo if Moz. got all the proceeds.