Firefox Not Really Free?

Posted by tuxchick2 on Sep 28, 2006 1:22 AM EDT; By Sean Michael Kerner
Mail this story
Print this story

When most people think about the Mozilla Firefox browser, they think of it as being open source and free. The truth is, while Mozilla Firefox is open source, it is not entirely free, and it may not even be legally compatible with Debian GNU/Linux, one of the most popular community Linux distribution bases.

Here is a perfect example of licensing follies, and perhaps unintended consquences- Firefox cannot be modified and distributed without approval from Mozilla. But it can be modified and distributed without approval if you name it something else. -TC

Full Story

» Read more about: Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla

« Return to the newswire homepage

Subject Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
not just Firefox... number6x 18 2,285 Oct 3, 2006 2:56 PM

You cannot post until you login.