Rejecting the Firefox EULA in Ubuntu

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Sep 17 19:05:50 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 17 September 2008 09:22, Paul Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-17 at 14:14 +0100, Sean Hodges wrote:
> > It seems no'one has looked into this yet, so I will have a look this
> > weekend.
> There has recently been an announcement from Mozilla that they're going
> to fix this.  See, for example, the coverage in Groklaw (even if you
> don't like Groklaw they do have links to blog postings etc.)
> The discussion about whether we want to keep FireFox with the attendant
> risk of "brush fires" such as this one should continue, but I don't
> think we need to rush out and adopt Iceweasel or whatever before
> Intrepid ships (assuming Mozilla actually does what they say they're
> going to do: fix the problem).

Yes and look which side of the problem space Groklaw (rightly, IMO) puts 
Ubuntu.  This is something Mozilla absolutely should have understood would 
never be acceptable.  The fact that they are now shocked at the push-back is 
indicative of how far they are from the FOSS community.

Scott K

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