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Re: Will IceWeasel be based on a fork or on vanilla FireFox?

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 00:22:53 +0200, Lech Karol Pawłaszek wrote:
> On Monday 16 October 2006 00:07, Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
>> El domingo, 15 de octubre de 2006 a las 22:06:21 +0200, Bastian Venthur
>> escribía:
>> > I've read on several blogs that IceWeasel will be based on a fork of
>> > FireFox and not just on vanilla FireFox. Is this true and if yes,
>> > why?
>>  AIUI, it will be vanilla Firefox minus logo, minus "Firefox" name,
>>  plus
>> Debian patches.
>>  The fact that GNU chose the name "Iceweasel" for their own fork of
>>  Firefox
>> is extremely unfortunate :-(
> Why it is unfortunate? Mozilla Corporation doesn't want (Debian) to use
> firefox name without the artwork. And Debian can't distribute the
> artwork since it is DFSG-nonfree.

It is unfortunate because of the user confusion that it will cause. IMO,
the firefox package should not be renamed to iceweasel. The package
'iceweasel' should be a package of the Gnuzilla project of the same name.

> Kind regards

Sam Morris

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