tiemann at redhat.com
Mon Sep 15 13:45:59 UTC 2008
Steve Hill wrote:
> There is a discussion currently going on in the fedora-list as well
> as Ubuntu's Launchpad about the introduction of an EULA in FireFox
> 3. There is also a bug filed in Mozilla's bugzilla on the subject.
> An EULA does, of course, contravene freedom 0 of the FSF's four
> freedoms (namely, the ability to use the software for any purpose
> without restriction), which brings the freeness of FireFox into question.
> As a distribution founded on the principles of Free software, what is
> the Fedora Project's policy on the subject? There is talk of Ubuntu
> dropping FireFox in favour of IceWeasel (which would have the same
> feature set as FireFox but without the EULA) - are there plans for
> Fedora to follow suit and treat FireFox in the same way as other
> non-Free software, such as non-Free drivers, etc.?
> Whilst the signal to noise ratio on that Launchpad ticket is quite
> poor, there are some fairly good points raised and it is worth a read.
We are also discussing at the OSI board level, FWIW.
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/firefox/+bug/269656
>  http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/legal/eula/firefox3-en.html
>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=439604
> - Steve
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