Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Thu Jan 28 16:28:34 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-28 at 11:24 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 12:03 -0800, Rick Spencer wrote:
> > All -
> > 
> > I am writing to apprise you of two small but important changes coming to
> > Firefox in Lucid.  I have asked the desktop team to start preparing
> > these changes to make them available in Lucid as soon as reasonably
> > possible. Probably on the order of weeks.
> I have a thought, does changing this default setting in Firefox break
> Mozilla's branding rules? I assume that the lawyers have gone over it
> already, but you know what Mozilla are like for trying to make sure that
> Firefox is exactly the same as the one their release.
Another good question.

The answer is "no". I don't know if lawyers went over it, but as I said
in a previous response, we work with the Mozilla team, and this was
discussed with them, they were not surprised. We would not do something
to Firefox that would violate Mozilla's rules, and we for sure wouldn't
make a change like this without discussing with them first.

In sum don't worry, all is fine with our relationship with Mozilla ;)

Cheers, Rick

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