Firefox outcome (Re: Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Oct 23 14:55:57 BST 2006

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 08:14:05AM -0300, Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> On 10/7/06, Pavel Rojtberg <pavel at> wrote:
> >
> >I, for one, would vote for switching but Id like to hear the official
> >position.
> >
> Back to the start of the thread... when are we going to hear the *official*
> position on this? I mean, it's fine for we folks to discuss, but I would
> like to hear something official (perhaps Matt Zimmerman, or even Mark
> Shuttleworth, given the importance of Firefox for end users). Release date
> is coming...

After a discussion with Mozilla representatives, which took some time due to
both of us being busy with major new releases, we're making good progress
toward an arrangement where we will maintain the Firefox brand and work
closely with upstream to ensure that we're both happy with how Firefox is
represented in Ubuntu.

As a preliminary step, we've incorporated branding changes and some bug
fixes into the final firefox builds for Edgy which were agreed with Mozilla.

 - mdz

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