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Ubuntu Doesn’t Follow Debian

It seems like the Debian folks aren’t starting any sort of trend when it comes to not using the Firefox name.

While the Debian community has decided that Mozilla’s restrictions on its logo and name are unacceptable for its free software community, Mark Shuttleworth — founder of Ubuntu and its commercial brother Canonical Ltd. — doesn’t see it that way.

To keep a long story short, Ubuntu keeps the Firefox name and logo.

Kill IceWeasel

I don’t want to have to rename this Web site IceWeasel Facts!

Yesterday Brian McKenna wrote 5 Reasons to Support IceWeasel, which is a (in my opinion) lame answer to acachinero’s Need a Reason? Here are 5 for stopping the Firefox fork. And here are mine…

+ Read All 5 Reasons to Kill the IceWeasel!

Firefox Renamed (in Debian)

This has been an interesting one to watch from the sidelines. What really is in a name?

Debian is ready to change the name of Firefox in its distributions, beginning with Etch. They say it can be done within a week. The reasons stem from Mozilla’s recent insistence on trademark fidelity and its preferences regarding Firefox patches. Debian doesn’t want to accept the original trademarked fox & globe logo; they don’t see it as really ‘free’ to use.

Read More About Firefox Being Renamed on Slashdot!