Linux.com covers and comments the latest Debian issue that has caught the media attention.
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If any of this sounds faintly familiar, it may be because a similar issue arose prior to the last Debian version release, Sarge, and dates as far back as 2004. At that time, the dispute centered around the use of trademarks for Mozilla's Thunderbird. “Eventually an agreement was struck whereby we could use the name without the logo and it was up to the Mozilla Foundation to keep an eye on the Debian packages to make sure they met the level of quality they expected,” said Dorland. “Now the trademark has been moved to the Mozilla Corp. and they feel that agreement isn't strong enough.”