Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at
Tue Jan 26 23:00:23 GMT 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 20:46, Rick Spencer <rick.spencer at>wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 20:17 -0200, Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> >
> > Given the sensitivity of this change for many people, I would ask you
> > to consider keeping the current setting whatever it is (Google or
> > not). People tend to be very passionate about such issues. Also, keep
> > in mind that for many people, Google (still) is the official partner
> > of the Mozilla Foundation. For those folks it MAY seem that Canonical
> > is cutting Mozilla's revenue. While I am sure that this was not the
> > intention, this is the way things are. I think Canonical should do a
> > better effort to coordinate the communication of this change with the
> > community to avoid bad rep.
> >
> Well, in terms of not changing to the new default, that would be a bit
> of a departure for how Ubuntu handles changes to defaults, and I'm not
> certain why this particular change would be special cased.

Let's say that for some people, choosing the search provider is a kind of
political statement. For some it's Google ("don't be evil"), for others is
something else (because Google *is* evil in their opinion or whatever). I
may be a little over the edge with my concern though. Let's see what other
folks say.

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
mail: carribeiro at
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