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

Michael V. De Palatis depalatis at
Mon Oct 23 19:19:21 BST 2006

On 10/23/06, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> 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.

I think I speak for a lot of users when I say thank you for taking the
right approach to this. Yes, I was one of the people incredibly upset
with Mozilla for their approach, but by engaging them, rather than
simply saying a big "screw you" (as the Debian team ultimately did,
essentially), it looks that the right outcome has happened, one which
is good for all parties involved.

So, once again, thank you developers for taking the intelligent, civil approach!


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