Firefox and Debian sign now

We consider present disagreement over use of the name "Firefox" in Debian GNU/Linux to be highly damaging to Firefox, to Debian, and to the cause of Free Software in general. We urge you to reconsider your positions and reach an amicable agreement that allows Debian to continue to distribute Firefox under its true name, however hard that might be and however deeply entrenched your positions.

We understand that trademarks must be protected or lost.

We understand that the principles of Freedom are too important to compromise.

We understand the importance of the Firefox brand.

But we tell you this: you made the browser, but we made the brand. We, the users, downloaded Firefox in our millions, we bought the T-shirts, we sponsored the adverts, we enthused to our friends about this cool new browser, we installed it on the computers of our relations when they asked us for help. We made Firefox the global success it is today, and we will not stand by and let this dispute undo all of that.

By accident or design, the name "Firefox" is as perfect as a brand name can get. It unites two words charged with symbolism and emotion to give the name of possibly the most appealing animal on Earth, the Red Panda. This dispute can only damage that brand, and set back the cause of Free, high quality software, written by the people, for the people, in which we all believe.

We know this will not be easy. But goodwill and creativity will always find a way.

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Latest Signatures

  • 20 December 2015100. Fabian N
    do I have to get rid of my firefox-bag soon...?
  • 19 December 201599. Ernst D
    i'll probably install and use iceweasel in the meantime because I think debian is right about this one
  • 29 October 201598. Tomas S
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 201597. Michael S
    Firefox 2 is the best browser I've used and I've used dozens
  • 26 September 201596. Vladimir K
    Please find the solution! I love both Debian AND Firefox/Thunderbird and would like to have both of them on my laptop!
  • 16 September 201595. Mitja P
    I support this petition
  • 12 September 201594. Vladimir P
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  • 23 July 201587. Tomasz S
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  • 03 June 201585. Dewey Underwood
    I support this petition
  • 26 May 201584. Carlo Vb
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 201583. Dalibor S
    Lucky ;-)
  • 26 April 201582. Karlrobert E
    I support this petition
  • 13 April 201581. Marc N
    I support this petition
  • 03 April 201580. Martin B
    Freedom to build a community is more important than brand name. I also strongly disagree with use of proprietary formats in "Firefox Flicks" campain, http://www.firefoxflicks.com/.
  • 20 March 201579. Johan H
    I support this petition
  • 09 March 201578. Alexandru B
    iceweasel sucks
  • 03 March 201577. Loko Solomon
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
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Isabel PachecoBy:
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The Debian Project and the Mozilla Corporation

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