[Mageia-dev] Can Firefox be included in Mageia?

Graham Lauder yorick_ at openoffice.org
Thu Sep 30 21:22:26 CEST 2010

On Friday 01 Oct 2010 08:19:11 André Machado wrote:
> Years ago, the GNU project recompiled Firefox with a new name - Iceweasel -
> what is now used on Debian-based distros. Now, the GNU project has your
> own navigator: IceCat.
> Reason was a issue with Firefox logo and names, what are trademarks of
> Mozilla Foundation.
> So, my question: Mageia may use the original Firefox? or will we leave for
> any of these "alternative" compilations?

That is an interesting question, from a personal point of view I would like 
the Mageia team to throw developer weight behind Konqueror, my favourite 
browser, especially if we aim at "Best KDE OS". With Opera as a non-free 

From a marketing POV however, Firefox has brand power, one does not throw that 
away lightly. 

Graham Lauder,
OpenOffice.org MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ

OpenOffice.org Migration and training Consultant.

INGOTs Assessor Trainer
(International Grades in Open Technologies)

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