Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko"

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

RESOLVED WORKSFORME
16 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: jbradford, Assigned: mitchell)

Tracking

Details

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
The user agent string reported by the browser includes "Gecko" - doesn't additional term I.III. of the Netscape Public License prevent this usage?
UA = Networking

Assignee: Matti → new-network-bugs
Component: Browser-General → Networking
QA Contact: imajes-qa → benc

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: Use of prohibited trademark → Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko"

Comment 2

16 years ago
cc: important people
(Reporter)

Comment 3

16 years ago
Any updates on this issue yet, it's been posted for some time.
Summary: Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko" → Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko"
-> Mozilla.org
Assignee: new-network-bugs → mitchell
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Networking → Miscellaneous
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → mozilla.org
QA Contact: benc → mitchell

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko" → Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko"
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
This trivial bug has remained unresolved for ages - license anomolies make life very difficult for open source developers.

Can we please just clarify the usage of the detailed trademarks, *where they appear in the code*.

The example I have given is that 'Gecko' appears in the code, and is transmitted in the user agent string, when an HTTP exchange is initiated.  I am not a lawyer, but this appears to violate the NPL.  If I am wrong, can somebody please correct me on it.

Cheers.
Summary: Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko" → Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko"
Summary: Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko" → Mozilla UA string uses trademark "Gecko"

Comment 6

16 years ago
http://devedge.netscape.com/central/gecko/ seems to encourage Gecko-based 
browsers to include "Gecko" in their UA string.

Comment 7

15 years ago
AOL has given rights to use Gecko to moz foundation -> wfm
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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