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Re: About Firefox licenses

From: Reed Loden
Subject: Re: About Firefox licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 04:53:15 -0600

On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:53:19 +0100
Mike Hommey <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 05:56:36PM -0600, Reed Loden wrote:
> > Nope, Debian Iceweasel is not the same code as Mozilla Firefox.
> > Debian's Mozilla maintainer modifies the source code in several ways
> > (that I will not go into here). He's very good about attempting to
> > upstream changes to Mozilla, but he does have a number of patches that
> > Mozilla developers have said are wrong and should not be done.
> That's pretty old information. Please stop this FUD.

I do apologize if my information is out-of-date on this particular
issue. I will admit it has definitely been a while since I looked at
Iceweasel's patch base, so I could very easily be wrong in this case.
When I get a chance, I'll take a look at Iceweasel's diff sometime to
update my personal knowledge of what all it modifies from upstream code.
However, I think it's very reasonable to say that for quite a while,
what I said did indeed hold true, so I don't think it's FUD in itself
-- just possibly outdated information.

Anyway, my beef is not with the maintainers of Iceweasel or IceCat. I
just have a problem with people making up false reasons for preferring
one or the other over Firefox itself.

Many regards,

Reed Loden - <address@hidden> / <address@hidden>
GNU Project [gnu.org] / Free Software Foundation [fsf.org]

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