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Re: [gNewSense-users] RFC Firefox Free Software

From: rek2GNU/Linux
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] RFC Firefox Free Software
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:26:06 -0600
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I think Rich is right on the the nail, there are many ways we could do this,
in the case we go with chopping that feature out firebox we could do it on the code itself and present a msg to the user that warms him that to install such a plug in will break his freedom and jeopardize the system, I think it will be very rude to just drop the feature with out saying anything at all. if the user decides to go for it.. then he will have to manually go to the plugin website and download it firefox intervention here. I don't know if this is possible legally with out breaking some firefox legal something this is just and idea, I know debian had their issues also with firefox.

Chris Fernandez

Paul O'Malley wrote:
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Hi All,

I have had a conversation on email with Richard Stallman about Firefox.
Distilling it, we get to this:

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The Firefox trademark issue is not important.  At worst it means we have
to change the name of what we distribute.  The Firefox sources are free
software, and we can use them.

(The standard Firefox binaries are NOT free software, so we should not
redistribute them or tell people where to get them.)

But there are some real free software issues about Firefox.  The biggest
one is that it is set up to offer downloads of non-free plug-ins from
Mozilla's own site.
- ----

What do we want to do about this?


Paul O'Malley
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