Mozilla firefox is no more free software.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 20:43 UTC (Mon) by k8to
In reply to: Mozilla firefox is no more free software.
Parent article: The return of Iceweasel
The primary difference is that Firefox is a program wheras Red Hat
Enterprise Linux is a collection of programs. The Firefox name naturally
would apply to all uses of that program in any combination with other
programs, operating systems, and contexts, but it is not permitted to do
so. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux name naturally refers to the particular
set of programs and packages put together by Red Hat for enterprise use.
Yes they are both restrictions, but one is a restriction of a name which
follows the natural use patterns of that name, while the other name
restriction is highly arbitrary and counterproductive for the normal use
patterns of that software and its associated name.
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