The return of Iceweasel
Posted Sep 26, 2006 16:36 UTC (Tue) by job
Parent article: The return of Iceweasel
It's hypocrisy to call this free software. Yes, the license is free, but
Debian can not distribute it and give others the freedom to modify and
In a way it is very similar to the license behind QMail, which is widely
regarded as non-free. That one doesn't allow the redistribution of
modified tools, which in practice requires you to run all patches by the
author who decides what goes in and what doesn't, which is exactly the
same situation as with Firefox.
The very idea that Debian should change the DFSG to suit Mozilla is
silly. Free software doesn't need Mozilla but there wouldn't be a Mozilla
without free software.
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