[Dev] update your-freedom not to reject firefox
lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Tue Sep 12 23:08:39 GMT 2017
On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:43:44 -0400,
Andreas Grapentin wrote:
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> Additionally, the changes we made to our version of 'firefox' mean that
> mozilla would have to give us explicit permission to be able to call it
> firefox, which they haven't done.
> this forces us to a binary choice:
> a) throw away our liberating changes and call it firefox
> b) keep our changes and call it something else.
> as you can see, we opted for b), and just happened to maintain the
> debian-esque name scheme of ice-*
> coincidentally, the name is all that our verion and the discontinued
> debain version have in common.
Historically, our Iceweasel was Debian Iceweasel, plus `libre.patch`.
It's not a coincidence that we chose a Debian-esque name; until fairly
recently, it *was* Debian Iceweasel. However, when Debian dropped
Iceweasel in favor of Firefox, we were forced to fork it, leading to
~ Luke Shumaker
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