Firefox newly insists on showing an EULA

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 11:44:27 UTC 2008


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 13:12, Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> IMHO, several ways to handle that:
> 1) Cave in to Mozilla request (Trademarks are trademarks. They are
> bitch and their protection are somehow incompatible with free
> software. But that's life)
> 2) Provide Iceweasel and rebrand it as Ubuntu Web browser, and provide
> easy way to install Firefox from universe. Those who will care will
> install it, OEMs will install it on new boxes by default anyway, and
> those who care about libre, will stay clean.
> 3) Ditch Firefox as default browser in Intrepid+1 and go on with
> Epiphany/Webkit. Still, provide easy way to install FF.
>
> One big point is that most users who would like to see Firefox as
> "familiar" brand are OEM users anyway - they will get their browser
> installed by support guys. Also Hardy still get FF 3.0 without EULA
> (so far), so propably not so much to worry about.

John Gilmore complains about the EULA and finds a way to install and
use Firefox without agreeing to it:
http://www.toad.com/gnu/sysadmin/index.html#firefox-eula-sux

Regards
Morgan




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