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Firefox To Be Renamed In Debian

psamuels Re:Those stupid zealots strike again ! (625 comments)

I still have a hard time trying to figure out why any user would need to modify a logo.

I assume you aren't a graphic artist. If you were, you would be much more likely to understand the appeal of starting with an existing image and turning it into something new, perhaps something which only vaguely resembles the original. It is the same idea as a programmer taking an existing piece of software and turning it into something new.

If you don't understand why it's useful to modify existing digital works to create new ones — which is pretty much what the entire free software movement is about — I'm not sure how to explain it to you. I guess you'll just have to take our word for it that a lot of our users really want this freedom, and we've promised it to them. This doesn't mean, of course, that every user will be interested in modifying every single bit of digital data we ship. Programmers are most likely interested in source code for specific applications. Artists are interested in images they may wish to incorporate into their art. Electronic music artists are interested in audio samples they can use. And so forth.

about 8 years ago


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