Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Michael V. De Palatis depalatis at
Sat Oct 7 22:06:26 BST 2006

On 10/7/06, Mitch Golden <mgolden at> wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, but the logo isn't. That's why Ubuntu and Debian both used a
different logo.

> 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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