It's the the first time i have to sign an end-user license agreement to try Firefox on my Debian GNU/Linux machine! Hum, maybe it's time for me to switch to iceweasel or icecat...

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Created by can.axis 15 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 15 years 48 weeks ago
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aboutblank's picture


15 years 48 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago


This is Acceptably Free

Even though it is called an "End-User Software License Agreement", this licence is acceptably free. Any licensee is allowed access to the source code and has the necessary authority to practise all four software freedoms with the licensed program. Don't take my word for it though, you should read it yourself and seek legal counsel if you need help interpreting what it says.

Some notes about this licence is that it is incompatible with all of the GNU General Public Licenses because there are terms incompatible with the "further restrictions on the rights granted by the GPL" clause. This licence makes unfortunate use of the term "intellectual property".

aboutblank's picture


15 years 48 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago


Firefox is Triple Licensed

Mozilla Firefox is available under the Mozilla Public License/Mozilla EULA (for binary redistribution), the GNU General Public License version 2, and the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.

I personally choose to have the GPL apply to me because if I ever choose to publish a derivative of Mozilla Firefox, the licensing agreement would be compatible with other GPL licensed software that I may include in the derivative.

motters's picture


15 years 48 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago


Is firefox becoming non-free?

"This license is subject to all applicable export restrictions. You must comply with all export and import laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority relating to the Product and its use."

How is this compatible with the idea of free software? Does this mean that the US can effectively dictate whether I can legally download and use Firefox?

dehumanizer's picture


15 years 48 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago


For other pieces of software

For other pieces of software (like the Linux kernel) you accept it automatically.

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15 years 48 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago


It time to switch to IceWeasel

That is about enough. I am downloading IceWeasel Now!
Good bye FireFox it was great when it was free software.
I hope you make a lot of corporations very happy.

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15 years 48 weeks 8 hours 2 min ago


They are just covering their

They are just covering their backs, what with all the crap that has been hitting the fan of late.

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14 years 33 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago


I have to agree. There are

I have to agree. There are a lot of people just looking for a way to take and take, so they have to cover their own behinds. It smart business to require the end user to sign a license agreement and certainly not something that should be held against them.

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