Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Bjorn Paulson bjorn.paulson at
Tue Oct 17 20:48:13 BST 2006

> Realistically, IceWeasel is only going to compete with Firefox. The
> whole debate was centred on Debian, and against Firefox. Understandably,
> Ubuntu is a part of this (and it will comply to remove Firefox builds in
> the future), but again, this isn't a FLOSS vs IE or even FLOSS vs Safari
> fight. This is FLOSS vs FLOSS which only helps to shred market share
> from each other.

As far as I know, market share is measured by javascript and the
UserAgent string.  Will IceWeasel use Firefox's UserAgent string, or
will it have its own?  (Will this need to be changed to comply with
trademark issues?)  If IceWeasel uses the same string, then, to the
non-FLOSS world, it will appear that Firefox's market share is growing
at the same rate, and this would not be an issue.

--Bjorn Paulson

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