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Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Release Candidate Available

Wednesday June 9th, 2004

Ben Goodger writes: "A testing candidate of Mozilla Firefox 0.9 is now available from mozilla.org. There are a couple more bugs we'd like to fix for the 0.9 release but want to get as much feedback on the app in general before we go out. Please download this build and test with it and report any show stopping bugs that you find. We are still looking to do a 0.9 final sometime Monday." Builds can be found on the FTP site.


#198 Re: Re: License issues

by jsebrech

Monday June 14th, 2004 12:46 PM

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I have to say, as a regular firefox user and an outsider looking in, this looks bad. It does not look like the claim that Arvid was entirely unwilling to use the trilicense holds true. There has to be some mozilla.org response to disprove what Arvid is saying. It would help to see Arvid's mail that made the mozilla.org people believe he wasn't going to relicense.

More importantly, these issues should not have been settled in private email (which is what caused the problem in the first place). This should have been settled in a bug to make default artwork trilicensed. I hope future project issues will not be relegated to private email but put in the bug system where they belong. I realise email is more convenient, but email also makes the project closed off to the outside world. Mozilla.org, as an open source leader, should hold to a higher standard of communication with the userbase.

This is an issue regardless of the comparative qualities of the artwork. Miscommunication like this should not be able to happen.

Ofcourse, my position as "just a user" doesn't give me much room for valid criticism.