[Dev] [Bug-gnuzilla] New GNUzilla and IceCat maintainer

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Wed Apr 25 18:15:06 GMT 2012

congrats! \o/

On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:58:12 -0400, "Loic J. Duros" <lduros at gnu.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just been made maintainer of IceCat and GNUzilla. Thanks to 
> Giuseppe Scrivano for all his work in the past and how far he took the 
> project. I have contacted him aside and I hope we'll be able to discuss 
> how IceCat has been run until now, and the direction towards which the 
> project will go in the future.
> As you may already know, our plans for IceCat are big, starting with an 
> improved privacy extension and the detection of nonfree nontrivial 
> JavaScript. GNU LibreJS detects nonfree nontrivial JavaScript and will 
> be enabled by default in IceCat after a few interactions with the 
> extensions currently used by IceCat are addressed.
> We will also need an add-on list that is more up to date and easily 
> searchable. One idea was to use the AMO API to find which add-ons have a 
> free license to get an up-to-date list of add-ons that could potentially 
> make it to the IceCat add-on list. Some of you on the list have already 
> shown some interest to work on this (Thanks Leonardo!). As Jason Self 
> suggested, we could then use such tools as Fossology to ensure all the 
> extension code is effectively under a free license, and automate as much 
> as possible, the ongoing maintenance work that the IceCat add-on manager 
> requires.
> The initial release of IceCat 12 might take a little longer since there 
> is a lot to work on, but I expect subsequent versions will regularly 
> become available shortly after Mozilla publishes new versions of its 
> browser.
> Thanks, and I'm looking forward to getting the next release up.
> Loic
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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