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Shuttleworth: Firefox and Ubuntu

Oct 30, 2006, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Shuttleworth)

"I'm sure many folks are aware of the tension between Mozilla and Debian over the use of the name 'Firefox' for the web browser package. A good exchange of comments between Chris Beard of Mozilla, and Mike Hommey of Debian highlights some of the challenges involved.

"Both groups really, genuinely mean well. I know this because I've spent some time working with both of them. Both care deeply about free software and both want to see the world improved through the wide availability of high quality software that comes with the right to change it. So it is a little frustrating to see this level of public tension between two groups that have come to represent, each in their own way, something iconic about free software..."

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