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Re: Why GnuZilla?

From: Christian Herenz
Subject: Re: Why GnuZilla?
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:39:44 +0200
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> In the case of GNUzilla, it is not just the absence of non-free
> software, and trademark issues (the trademark issues are in either
> case not important, since they can be worked around easily).  GNUzilla
> adds quite a few new features (you can see a small list of some at

I know. But isn't it possible to upgrade this features by simply adding
extensions in debian? The featueres seem quite arbitary to me.

> The main reason for GNU Icecat is because Mozilla distributes non-free
> software from their site, and one cannot in good conscious recommend
> users to use Mozilla's software because of that.

I also seem to get this point, sure - but does this also count for the
packages in debian (Iceweasel and friends) and gNewSense. I just tested
in Iceweasel the Add-On function - and indeed, there is a tab which says
download Add-Ons, and I think these are pulled from the Mozilla Site,
not from Gnuzilla. But I still would be able to surf with IceCat to the
Mozilla Website and install their plugins? Or is there something like a
warning message popping up: "Maybe Non-Free Software!!"?


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