Arthur Pemberton <pemboa <at> gmail.com> writes:
Sorry to jump in here. But from what I've read, it seems that
cool with Fedora as things stand.
But for how long? I think the patch approval process can also be a constraint
on the Fedora Legacy team. Currently, Legacy is simply upgrading rather than
backporting, and even working on packaging Seamonkey to replace the
discontinued Mozilla Suite for the older distros (that gratuitous name change
is also due to Mozilla's trademark policies, by the way), but what if they want
to work together with the Debian stable people on backporting fixes instead? I
don't think being shackled by a restrictive trademark agreement is what Free
Software is about.
Also, do you like how Mozilla is using this as an argument to pressure Debian
into compliance? "See, Fedora does what we want, why don't you?" I think
places Fedora entirely on the wrong side of the fence.
And have you read the thread this one forked from? The trademark arrangement is
also one of the reasons F*****x doesn't (always) use the "early testing of
development versions in Rawhide" scheme which is successfully used for several
other packages (GNOME, kernel, KDE before we got the long-lived 3.5 branch we
have now etc.). (Yes, I said "one of", I know Chris Aillon also brought up
I personally do not use Firfox as my primary browser,
Neither do I, long live Konqueror! :-)