Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at
Wed Jan 27 00:28:39 GMT 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 21:23, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) <
jonathan at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Rick Spencer
> <rick.spencer at> wrote:
> > Note that we are not in any way restricting users' choice. Users are
> > totally free to choose their search provider, and it is very easy to
> > change. In the meantime, support for Ubuntu is a *good thing*. So,
> > agreed, we should listen to reasonable and informed feedback, and I
> > firmly intend to.
> I can't think of any rational kind of argument against it. It's no
> less or more freedom restricting than having Google as a search engine
> provider. Maybe in a few decades we'll have web search that will run
> on 100% free software then we can switch to that instead :)

Having 100% free software solves one half of the problem. The real problem
is having 100% free and open data, and also all the infrastructure to store
and process it. That's way harder.

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
mail: carribeiro at
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