about:rights in Firefox 3.0.5

Just a reminder that with the release today of Firefox 3.0.5, we’re no longer displaying a EULA on install, and the Mac DMG files will not display the EULA on mounting. (yay!) Instead, we’ll be displaying an infobar that makes people aware of the about:rights text, which outlines how Firefox is licensed, the first time Firefox 3.0.5 (and later) is run.

Please note that public distributions of Firefox are still governed by the Mozilla Trademark Policy, which is referenced in the about:rights text. If you’re looking to distribute customized versions of Firefox, you should contact us at partners@mozilla.com for more information.

If you’re currently repacking distributions, please ensure you do not incorporate the EULA with Firefox 3.0.5 (and greater) installers or DMG files moving forward.

Additional information on these changes can be found at the URLs below:

The original licensing proposal, as outlined by Harvey Anderson, following feedback from his postings on September 15th, and Mitchell’s postings on September 15th and 16th.

Bug 456439 for adding the about:rights text and a “Know Your Rights” infobar on firstrun

Bug 462254 for removing the EULA from the installer and DMG files

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

updated: added links to additional posts from Harvey and Mitchell to provide more information

7 thoughts on “about:rights in Firefox 3.0.5

  1. Ian M says:

    I’ve added the preference to hide this bar to my default prefs.js for new Firefox installations :)

  2. Help Ian M. says:

    Ian M – How did you hide it in your prefs.js for distribution installs? What is the userprefs entry?

  3. How do you get rid of the “know your rights” POPUP? Can i go back to an older version of firefox to get rid of the SPAM VIRUS?????

  4. Hmm. The about:rights text in Firefox 3.05 in Ubuntu Intrepid
    looks like the old boilerplate, i.e. it doesn’t seem to have
    the change described in
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456439#c26
    It just says
    “…
    * Any applicable privacy policies for this product should be listed here.

    * If this product incorporates web services, any applicable service terms for the service(s) should be linked to the Web Site Services section.

    Mozilla Firefox Web Site Services

    An overview of the web site services the product incorporates, along with instructions on how to disable them, if applicable, should be included here.

    1. Any applicable service terms for this product should be listed here.”

    Is that as intended?

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