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illegal firefox

Isn't this an illegal version of firefox?
http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/2007/02/23/portable-firefox-2002-deutsch/

BTW: it leaves the /mozilla folder in Appdata.

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Ja

I think so.
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Nein, dass ist völlig

Nein, dass ist legal, da Mozilla Firefox Open Source ist und es jeder frei weiterentwickeln kann bzw. änderungen daran machen darf.

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It is illegal/Es ist illegal

While the open source license allows you to modify and redistribute software, it does not allow you to use a trademark without the permission of the trademark holder. This is why there is no trademark grant within the GPL or MPL. So, any portable package of Firefox that Mozilla has not given explicit permission to is an illegal modification.

[Edit and modified the translation for better understanding MarkoMLM:] Diese Version ist illegal. Während die Open Source Lizenz Ihnen erlaubt, Software zu ändern und weiterzuverteilen, erlaubt sie Ihnen nicht, ein eingetragenes Warenzeichen ohne die Erlaubnis des Warenzeichenhalters zu verwenden. Deshalb gibt es keine Erlaubnis zur Nutzung von Warenzeichen innerhalb des GPL oder des MPL. So ist jedes portable Paket von Firefox, dem Mozilla nicht ausdrückliche Erlaubnis zur Nutzung seiner Marke gegeben hat, eine illegale Änderung.

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hab jetzt nicht alles

hab jetzt nicht alles gelesen was geschrieben worden ist ! aber im us forum steht was das portableapps.com expleziet die erlaubniss hat für die portable version , und 2 sprachen werden nur über ein file gesteuert somit kann FF für PA garnicth illigal sein !

is meine meinung

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Hier geht

es ja auch nicht drum dass der Firefox von PortableApps.com illegal ist sondern der Firefox vom ersten Link ist illegal. weil er den Namen Firefox ohne die Erlaubnis von Mozilla verwendet.
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Ja. Kevin Porter To us also,

Ja.

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Vielleicht sollte man nicht

Vielleicht sollte man nicht die verteufeln, die sich die Arbeit machen, einen eigenen Launcher zu kreieren, sondern die, die den Loader von J.Haller nutzen und die portablen Geschichte als ihre eigene Entwicklung verkaufen...

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Ich bin nicht sicher ich

Ich bin nicht sicher ich folge Ihnen, John Haller hat Erlaubnis von Mozilla, Launcher zu schaffen, (erbärmlich für mein schlechtes Deutsch).

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I understand u - what i say

I understand u - what i say is: i build an own launcher - and i know that are a lot people in the internet who build own "portable" versions of Firefox - with Johns launcher.

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That's fine

You're more than welcome to do that (it is open source). You just can't then give it to anyone else or make it available online with the Mozilla or Firefox names or logos in it.

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Hi John, where can i get

Hi John, where can i get infos or contact to Mozilla? A few moths ago ive wrote about my questions (german portable version of Firefox) to licensing@mozilla.org and get no answer Sad

Can u help me? And: NO, i will not "have" your users Smile

My version isnt so popular - and thats good. I know a few people who used it - because its in Germanys Wikipedia and German Firefox Wikis / Forums.

So I think it is a "Must" to be legal.

I hope you can - and will - help me.

Sorry for my crappy englisch Wink

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I just found another

page illegally distributing Firefox and Thunderbird as portable versions and thought I bring this up again as I think this is still a problem.
On the other hand, they are using such outdated code that it maybe isn't worth any effort.

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