Monday, November 17, 2008

firefox debian iceweasel

While I was using debian etch , I used to get the feeling .. why iceweasel ? why not firefox? I used to ask praveen , but I never understood clearly .

Mozilla Firefox is not a complete free software !

It's log and name are trademarked.
And the patches which debian wants to include in firefox tree are supposed to be approved by mozilla ! ( which ofcourse mean't upstream work )
What about the versions which are no longer supported my mozilla ?

Hence there rose a browser called iceweasel which I had to use and report bugs !

2 comments:

പ്രവീണ്‍|Praveen aka j4v4m4n said...

Thats the shot story. The ong story is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project

pavi said...

Thanks for the link .

Here is the proper link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project