[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [gNewSense-users] firefox?

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] firefox?
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 20:56:43 +0000

On 06/11/06, Brian Brazil <address@hidden> wrote:
On 11/6/06, Vim Visual <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I love the idea behind gNewSense... what I don't understand is why you
> include firefox and not iceweasel if copyleft is that important (and
> it is).

There are two issues here, and I'd prefer them to be kept seperate.
The first is if Firefox is non-free? If it is we will, as with any
other package, etiher change it to be free, or remove it.

It is well documented - eg -
that Firefox included non-free software in the Mozilla builds, though
the sourcecode is freely available.

Given gNewSense is meant to be FSF-blessed, I'd assume it would prefer
gnuzilla over firefox.

The second is what should our default web browser be (in Gnome anyway).

I recommend IceWeasel because it is compatibly with Firefox
extensions/plugins, which is a big benefit over Epiphany.

But since Epiphany is part of GNOME is part of GNU, I would also be
happy to see it as the default.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]