Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at
Fri Oct 13 04:20:24 BST 2006

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On Oct 13, 2006, at 9:55 AM, Steve Barnhart wrote:
> On 10/11/06, Scott Abbey <scott at> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 11 October 2006 16:22, Steve Barnhart wrote:
>>> Secondly, trademarks are a part of life because people abuse things.
>>> It happened with Mozilla and obviously the quality dwindled.
>> Could you perhaps tell me when? I don't ever remember seeing a poor 
>> Mozilla build that somehow caused harm to the Mozilla brand. Of 
>> course, I may have missed it. Please point it out if I am wrong.
> Sorry i really meant the trademark becomming essentially nothing. IE
> for example has Mozilla in the brand string. This is some more about
> it:
> ...

Since 1995, Internet Explorer and most other browsers have included 
"Mozilla" in their user agent strings, so that Web sites that made 
early attempts to block non-Netscape browsers ("This site requires 
Netscape 2.0") would let them in.

It's not a "brand string". It has nothing to do with branding. It has 
nothing to do with trademarks. It has nothing to do with the later 
browser called Mozilla. And it has nothing *whatsoever* to do with 
Ubuntu development.

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