Mozilla has now demanded that their EULA be shown at first start in the next Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex release.
Mozilla has taken a very troubling turn by seemingly getting too big for their britches — requireing a EULA to be shown, all for the purpose of keeping the name “Firefox” in Ubuntu.
As seen in the past, sometimes software companies feel just a little too important, and in the case of Firefox, instead of applauding the 7 million or so Ubuntu users that use their software, they seem to want to take a legal route over the name “Firefox.” This makes me wonder about every other distribution that uses Firefox, and what they will do. This reminds me of Google execs getting mad over the use of the verb/term “Google it.” Not to blow this out of proportion, a quick “I Accept” at the beginning is not too hard on the end user. But, the reason behind the EULA is far more troubling. It will certainly be interesting to see just what that EULA has to say.