Ubuntu 8.10 released but...

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 03:20:04 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 16:50 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> > Firefox is a special case.  Because of Mozilla Corp's trademark policy 
> > Ubuntu cannot ship Firefox and call it Firefox unless Mozilla has approved 
> > all the changes in the package.  If you have a problem with Firefox, I 
> > think you really need to look upstream.
> Doesn't this tie our hands with regards to serving our users? If mozilla
> went evil and decided to ignore any bugs not found in the windows
> version. What would we do?

you know, what Debian did, ship the fork.

> Ont he other hand for Mozilla's side, aren't they inviting forks if no
> one but Mozilla devs can fix problems?

yep. But see, it's not that you or anyone can't fix anything. You just
can't ship the fix yourself, bundled in your package. After all,
branding and theming apart, FF is FOSS (arguably).


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