Mozilla considers rewriting Firefox EULA

By Justin Mann on
After noticing the upset caused in the community by their EULA, including some backlash from Ubuntu users and the company behind it, it seems Mozilla is ready to re-think the Firefox license.

Indeed, Mitchell Baker of Mozilla has commented that the concept of EULA was at first considered necessary for Firefox, but may be pointless now. He isn't talking about disposing of a EULA altogether, but rewriting the existing one, in such a fashion that they feel everybody will be happy with it. Of course, one of the big complain that users are having is that a FOSS browser like Firefox shouldn't need to have any sort of EULA to begin with.

Personally, I see little need for an agreement to use a browser that is pitched and offered as completely free anyway. It's Mozilla's choice, and I hope this time they will side with the users.

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