[Bug 269656] Re: AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP

Ryan Braun ryan.braun at ec.gc.ca
Thu Sep 18 04:45:29 UTC 2008


Great post Chip,  I don't think anyone has been advocating the outright
removal of Firefox from ubuntu.  I don't even consider myself to be much
of a free software zealot,  but I do start thinking of ideals when
issues like this rear their ugly heads.

Clearly (IMO,  and take it for whatever it's worth)  I think that
software that makes you click through a EULA has no place in a free
software repo.  I have ZERO issues with firefox being in another repo
other then main.  I don't think it would be in anyone's interest to go
firefox free.  But I think the simple fix here would be to move FF to
multi,  and have a non branded version in main.  I mean,  how many
people choose NOT to use non-free repos anyway?  But moving FF out of
main would be the fairest way of moving forward.  The purists would be
happy,  and those who don't care either way ( and that is clearly their
right,  so people from either side quit yelling at each other),  would
not even notice the transition.  Those who DO care ( and again it is
their right so stop yelling at those people as we owe WAY TOO MUCH to
the "zealots") could be happy by choosing to use only free software.

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AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
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