Firefox vs IceWeasel

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. The code for Mozilla Firefox is open source, but both the Firefox name and
    the logo are trademarks of Mozilla Corporation. They put all kinds of
    restrictions on redistribution of the Firefox code under that name and
    logo, and these restrictions have run afoul of Debian's Free Software
    Guidelines <http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/10/09/1434251>.

    The GNU folks have spearheaded a project to fork the Firefox code under the
    name "IceWeasel" <http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/>. They've already
    started including some features not in Firefox. And I see some people are
    already contributing proposals for a new logo
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IceWeaselIcon>.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 14, 2006
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Blue Guest

    On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 23:47:06 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > The code for Mozilla Firefox is open source, but both the Firefox name and
    > the logo are trademarks of Mozilla Corporation. They put all kinds of
    > restrictions on redistribution of the Firefox code under that name and
    > logo, and these restrictions have run afoul of Debian's Free Software
    > Guidelines <http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/10/09/1434251>.
    >
    > The GNU folks have spearheaded a project to fork the Firefox code under the
    > name "IceWeasel" <http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/>. They've already
    > started including some features not in Firefox. And I see some people are
    > already contributing proposals for a new logo
    > <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IceWeaselIcon>.


    Love those checks and balances eh?
     
    Blue, Oct 15, 2006
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