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Re: About Firefox licenses

From: alexus / dotcommon
Subject: Re: About Firefox licenses
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:49:00 +0000
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On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 21:50:26 +0800, Koh Choon Lin <address@hidden>
>>> so.. if all the FF licenses are free, FF 3.0 is also totally free???
>> not exactly...
>> the 3-licensed FF source code is free software, but
>> the binary FF released by Mozilla are not freely redestribuable
>> (including trademark and copyrighted stuff) so they are not free
>> FF includes some non-free plugins (plugins with a non free software
>> license) like adobe reader and flash
>> FF recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons
>> FF suggest using non free formats
>> so... please AVOID USING FF, use GNU/IceCat instead!
> Or Debian IceWeasel.

please correct me if i am wrong... 

but i remember that IceWeasel is exactly the same code of FF, just another
name and logo to avoid trademarks and freely redistibuable binaryies

for this reason, IceWeeasel do the same as FF recommending non-free
software as plug-ins and addons (for example, pointing to the Mozila addons
site) and suggesting using non free formats...

so... the best choice (in terms of freedom) is GNU/IceCat

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