Mozilla explores why Dell in England asking for money for Firefox installation




Dell calls in the UK for almost twenty euros for installing Firefox on an OptiPlex system. Mozilla is investigating the conduct of U.S. computer manufacturer states that charge for Firefox infringes trademark policy.

Dell calculates in UK pounds 16.25, converted nearly 20 euros, for the installation of Firefox on an OptiPlex 7010, as reported , a reader of The Register. That option available. Netherlands and many other countries is not According to Dell, the amount intended to compensate for the time and the work of staff to another image on the system to set the default image. In other words, Dell would not charge for Firefox itself, is evident from the report of the company to The Next Web.

Mozilla stressed that the amount of the installation is not part of an agreement between Dell and the organization. The company behind Firefox refers to its trademark policy, which suggests that charge for the installation is not allowed. “If you use the Mozilla brand for the distribution of inappropriate binaries, you can not charge money for that product,” according to the trademark policy. “By this we mean that it may be a fee or a subscription may be connected with a decrease in service or collect personal information. Mozilla product and its distribution via download or other media, not dependent”

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