Posted Sep 25, 2006 19:01 UTC (Mon) by jmorris42
Parent article: The return of Iceweasel
It is time for Free systems to simply forget about Firefox and help out with Seamonkey. The entire focus of Firefox is Windows centric and always will be. Renaming it IceWeasel doesn't change the other difficulties dealing with the Mozilla Corp.
People are still talking in terms of avoiding a fork... news flash: Seamonkey IS the fork, only nobody is willing to come on out and say it. Forget worrying about bruised egos at a for profit (regardless how they spin it) corporation and worry about what is best for Free Software. Anything wothwhile in Firefox's codebase will end up in Seamonkey so what is the problem with cutting out FF? Most distros ship Mozilla and/or Seamonkey already so why duplicate the effort, especially if the only value in Firefox (the name recognition) is going away?
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