The return of Iceweasel
Posted Sep 28, 2006 8:28 UTC (Thu) by Jel
Parent article: The return of Iceweasel
No problem. It seems that Firefox, by this action, is no longer Free Software (was it ever?).
The "firefox" name was hijacked from real free software, and it wasn't the first name change. I'm
not even sure they're legally entitled to the name. Maybe they own "mozilla firefox", but "firefox"?
Doubt it, with prior art and all. So, Debian/Ubuntu should simply go back to calling it the last
reasonable name that was used, or indeed, use IceWeasel, to reflect and warn people about the
non-free status of the project. A simple FAQ entry or dummy package explaining the issue could be
used to let people install it under the name firefox anyway. Phoenix is probably already in used for
other projects too.
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