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Title    Dell Charging £16 Fee for Installing Firefox
Date    Saturday March 08 2014, @11:10PM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the Dude,-you're-getting-a-bill! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/08/2316243

lhsi writes:

"Mozilla are investigating reports that Dell is charging customers £16 to install the Firefox browser, according to The Register.

Mozilla's trademark policy says that you can't charge for distributing unaltered binaries of the software.

According to the BBC, Dell said that the money was being charged for the time and labour involved.

"In this particular situation, the customer would not be charged for the Mozilla Firefox software download, rather the fee would cover the time and labour involved for factory personnel to load a different image than is provided on the system's standard configuration."

A preliminary consultation with legal teams has stated at Mozilla, but is at an early stage."

Links

  1. "Dell is charging customers £16 to install the Firefox browser" - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/05/mozilla_probes_dell_over_firefox_installation_claims/
  2. "According to the BBC" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26465203

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