Mozilla enabled ads in Firefox and they're active in Fedora

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at
Sun Nov 16 19:36:36 UTC 2014

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Gerald B. Cox <gbcox at> wrote:

> I went back and reviewed Fedora Forbidden Items
> <> and
> saw nothing that applied to the situation with Firefox.  While I agree with
> the statement:  "The concerns raised are that the default configuration
> is an "opt-out" vs. "opt-in" model of Firefox issuing network calls back to
> Mozilla's servers, and Fedora's user base expects "opt-in" for these sorts
> of things."; I also expect that same user base would overwhelmingly prefer
> using Firefox (with ads), Chromium or Google Chrome over Epiphany, Midori
> or Konqueror.
> If you can disable the ads in Fedora's packaging, then by all means do
> so.  Changing default packages however is a big deal and IMO the only other
> browser that could match the universal compatibility and functionality of
> Mozilla Firefox is the Chromium project.  Chromium has yet to debut in the
> Fedora repositories... so that situation would have to be remedied first.

I'm a huge fan of both Fedora and Firefox. Please don't put me in a
position where I have to choose between them for some silly non-technical
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