Inside Firefox: Trademark Clarification
Mike Connor blogs that "The trademark and copyrighted icon were not created by the community. Firefox and its icon was created by the Mozilla Foundation in private, as a brand used for official releases as a sign of quality."
I think I understand what Mike is trying to say here, but this sentence is far too easily misinterpreted. I believe he is saying that the Mozilla Foundation can be credited with taking steps towards protecting the Firefox mark, by filing a trademark, and owning the copyright on the graphic image icon.
It is however not correct to say that the Mozilla Foundation "created" either actual entity in substance, since both of them were created by community members who volunteered their contribution to the cause.
The Mozilla Foundation as an entity did NOT: