[Bug 269656] Re: AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
jellicle at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 18:51:29 UTC 2008
The Mozilla people want to be stupid and shoot themselves in the foot.
That's their choice. Ubuntu need not be stupid along with them. I see
the argument above that the Ubuntu experience is less good without the
Firefox name. I counter that it damages the Ubuntu experience
significantly to have EULAs shown to users for ANY reason. That's the
WHOLE, ENTIRE difference, from a user's experience, between Windows and
Linux: when using one of them, you're always clicking "I Agree" on pages
of ALL CAPS text in tiny print, and when using the other one, you don't
have to do that. If Ubuntu is going to the EULA model, what exactly is
"Okay Timmy, this is Ubuntu, it's free. It's not all restricted like
"What's that? A license agreement? Looks just like Windows."
"Well, that's not really as restrictive as the Windows ones, if you read
all the pages of tiny print carefully, you'll see this one isn't as bad
"Looks the same to me."
Firefox needs to head off to the repositories entitled non-free,
restricted, and crappy. EULAs do severe damage to the Ubuntu brand, the
Linux brand, and the FOSS brand.
AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
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