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Re: How does Firefox 2 get added?



On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 11:04:16PM -0600, David G. Miller wrote:
> I had an interesting response to a post of mine on Slashdot regarding 
> Iceweasle.  Based on some of the early coverage, I had assumed this was 
> some sort of Debian elitist thing about trademarks and such.  It seems 
> the Debian folks want to be able to back port patches but were told by 
> the Mozilla folks that they couldn't and still release it as Firefox.  
> My post pointed out the Fedora and RHEL do that all the time.  The 
> response was that the Mozilla.org folks only want official patches 
> coming from them and no backports to older versions.  Thus, Debian came 
> up with the Iceweasle approach.

This is true, Slashdot or not. Fedora is working in big grey area due to the
active involvement of the Fedora engineer with the Mozilla project.



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