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Old 11-27-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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LXer: Mozilla vs. Debian: A Crazy Dispute

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Unless you have been living under a rock, by now most of you have likely heard about the trouble between Debian and Mozilla with regards to the Firefox logo. In many ways, the argument is stupid and valid at the same time.

Old 11-27-2006, 10:18 PM   #2
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Simple if you want the Debian package use Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061024 Iceweasel/2.0 (Debian-2.0+dfsg-1)

If you want the Mozilla Firefox, you have two choices: use the official Linux tarball or use Swiftfox which has a Debian package.

# Swiftfox - Firefox builds for your CPU
# deb unstable non-free

This has issue has been beaten like a dead horse.

Get the facts:
Facts about Debian and Mozilla® Firefox®
Old 11-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #3
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Great read, and the comments were interesting as well.

Edit: Oh, I'm sorry, I was talking about the article linked by craigevil.

As far as the issue is concerned, the solution was really so simple -- just fork Mozilla Firefox as they ultimately did (just as wodim has forked cdrecord) and leave everyone happy.

Unfortunately, both Debian and Mozilla being such huge entities, it was inevitable that there would be some ego clashes...

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