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Re: [gNewSense-users] RFC Firefox Free Software

From: Andrew Wigglesworth
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] RFC Firefox Free Software
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:49:55 +0000
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On Tuesday 14 November 2006 23:26, rek2GNU/Linux wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers
> Chris Fernandez

We wouldn't be allowed to do that and still call it Firefox without them 
passing every patch.  If we call it Firefox then the Mozilla Corp also insist 
that people only use their icons as well; that's something we're already 


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