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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla...Debian_project



lol... Good one Wikipedia
    
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There's also icecat which is firefox with gnu standards.
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i believe arch has a rebranded version of firefox too...

debian isnt the only one it might be a licensing issue to include it in the repos or it might just be that they have one or two modified lines of code seeing as how firefox is opensource
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Iceweasel is to Firefox what CentOS is to RHEL. All they do is remove the branding. Icecat goes a bit further IIRC.
    
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Disgusting
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It's nothing new, they have been doing it for years. There was a little dispute about logos and stuff, it got settled by a new logo and new project name.
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Disgusting
How so?

The code behind FF is FOSS, but the firefox name is a registered trademark. To use the name and logo, the version of the code you're using has to be approved by the mozilla foundation. If it's not, you can still use the code, but not the name/logo.
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How so?

The code behind FF is FOSS, but the firefox name is a registered trademark. To use the name and logo, the version of the code you're using has to be approved by the mozilla foundation. If it's not, you can still use the code, but not the name/logo.
It makes perfect sense. The last thing Mozilla wants is some dodgy crap being passed around under the Firefox brand. Brands are everything, and you want to maintain a good brand image.
    
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It makes perfect sense. The last thing Mozilla wants is some dodgy crap being passed around under the Firefox brand. Brands are everything, and you want to maintain a good brand image.
I understand mozilla's stance, I assumed that he was getting up in arms about someone taking mozilla's code and compiling it under a different name.
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