Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Mitch Golden mgolden at
Sat Oct 7 22:00:49 BST 2006

I have to admit to complete confusion regarding this firefox issue.  There 
is *nothing* non-free about Firefox.  The code is licensed under a free 
license, and you can do whatever you want with it.

The only thing you can't do is make changes to it *and then call it 
Firefox*.  This is perfectly reasonable and totally within the spirit of 
free software licenses.  Someone should please tell me which one of the 
GPL's four freedoms it controvenes.  (The same is true for Linux code 
itself, BTW, see eg this site: )

This whole thing is a tempest in a teapot.  Firefox should be distributed 
by Ubuntu - and it should be the real Firefox, logo and all.

   - Mitch Golden

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