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IceWeasel, IceDove

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Debian

So, Debian has finally decided to rename Firefox and Thinderbird to IceWeasel and IceDove. Why all the fuss was all about, I still don't know, but I do find the Iceweasel rename job stupid. Why Debian simply didn't shove Firefox and Thunderbird in non-free beats me.

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> Why Debian simply didn't shove Firefox and Thunderbird in non-free beats me.
Because if Firefox had of been put in non-free, then the free Debian wouldn't have had a modern functional browser like Firefox. Even with putting it in non-free there would have been problems, as MozCo objected to patches that Debian made to Firefox, that weren't approved by the mozilla people.

In the end what it comes down to, is that there was a bug report (about the trademark) and after exploring other options, Debian fixed the bug by changing the name... problem solved.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=354622