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

Gerald B. Cox gbcox at
Mon Nov 17 19:35:58 UTC 2014

People keep bringing up policy violations, but when asked you either get
"crickets" or the subject slightly changed.  The only policy that I could
find that might apply would be Fedora Forbidden Items
<> and if
you read it, you'll find that it absolutely does not apply in this

Now, let's be somewhat pragmatic here... you're going to get rid of Firefox
(which doesn't violate any Fedora policies) and replace it with exactly
what? Konqueror, Web (the browser formally known as Epiphany), Midori,
etc.?  Really?  Does anyone seriously believe that these products would be
embraced by our user base?  Someone mentioned IceCat earlier... I installed
the current version in the Fedora 20 repository and let's just say that it
had a few formatting issues and leave it at that.  The vast majority of
folks are just going to roll their eyes and install Firefox or Google

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at>

> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 07:08:36PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > >>So Mozilla has recently gone live with its advertisement tiles on the
> > >>"New Tab" page. Only newly created profiles get to see this stuff.
> > >So, here's a (genuine) question: how is this behavior different, from a
> > >Fedora policy point of view, than if the default for new tabs were to
> > >go to <>, and Mozilla ran advertisements on
> > >that page?
> > IMO, the default of violates fedora
> > policies and ought to be changed.
> Ralf, what policies are you referring to here?
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