[Bug 269656] Re: AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
Guillermo Espertino (Gez)
gespertino at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 02:06:14 UTC 2008
I think that Ubuntu already respects their trademark, but If what they want is more a notice than technically an EULA (afaik you can still use the browser even if you don't accept it), why not adding those terms in the page displayed as default?
Mozilla trademark and legal people could help to design that "first run" webpage and add the neccesary license terms according their needs.
But I strongly agree that an EULA popup window would be the worst choice. It would harm the "free software user experience", taking us users to the inconvenient situation of accepting licenses in order to use FREE software on a free operating system (something that sounds pretty contradictory).
It's also important to state that this decision also harms Mozilla's public image. They are one of the most influential software names among the top open source creators and the posible scenario of being excluded of the leading linux distro won't be helping them too much.
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