Finally the Firefox EULA controversy has died down after Mozilla along with Ubuntu reached an agreement. The whole controversy was really uncalled for since Firefox and Ubuntu are two companions without which Free Software Movement may find very difficult to make its way through. Surely Firefox is the most famous Free Software out there with Ubuntu being the most famous Linux distro.
The matter may have been settled, but its really saddening the way Mozilla Corp is heading. I would like to write a letter to Mozilla Corp for their behavior.
Dear Mozilla Corp,
This is one of your users who has been highly saddened by the presence of Proprietary looking EULA in the latest Intrepid Alpha releases. Free software movement folks cant even stand anything which looks,smells or feels like an EULA.
To remind you that you are a company behind this browser, but did you forget that its the big and vaster community who tests and propagates the use of Firefox. You simply ignored them? A better option could have been to do an online poll to gauge the general public thinking about the EULA. I really feel that Firefox should have been moved to multiverse repository if the EULA would continue to exist. An unofficial build could also have done the work.
I still dont consider your browser as completely free. It still contains a proprietary TalkBack crash reporter. Come on Mozilla, cant you people develop a crash reporter when you can develop such a famous and secure browser. The community is there to test your new crash reporter, whatever you name it.
I dont want to make this letter bigger, the message is quite clear. Keep up and cherish the free software ideals and principles if you really want the support of the strong FOSS community.