Mozilla Resolves EULA Dispute

Sep 18, 2008

The dispute over the display of the EULA in the new Firefox has been settled.

It seems Mozilla has intervened to find an alternative way of presenting the End User License, a request to Ubuntu which led to some trouble and discussions. On his website, Harvey Anderson of Mozilla shows screenshots of the new designs.

When the browser opens a standard HTML welcome page appears. In the new design, a mouse click takes the user to the legal text ‘’Your Rights’’, which explains the Firefox license conditions, and also contains user information about optional web services not licensed to Mozilla's MPL.

No details are available yet, but according to Anderson, the first version of the modified Firefox EULA will appear in the Ubuntu version of the browser. In his blog, Anderson gives special thanks to Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, for finding a solution. Red Hat and Fedora developers also helped. It’s likely that similar problems with other distributions can be resolved in the same way.

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