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Comment Re: Chrome (Score 1) 97

The code for the DRM module Firefox uses is not part of the Firefox build system, but is downloaded at runtime. This can be done whether it's a Firefox built by Mozilla or not. So the DRM question has no bearing on whether you can call your version Firefox or not.

This series of blog posts: explains why Mozilla doesn't let just anyone call their modified version "Firefox".


Comment Re: Haha. (Score 1) 97

The bug is unfixed for philosophical reasons, not because it's hard to fix. The Bugzilla developers feel history should be immutable.

And there has been no rewrite into another language since that bug was filed; Bugzilla as released by Mozilla has always been in Perl.


Comment Re:No surprise (Score 5, Insightful) 213

Until there are actual, real, PERSONAL consequences for the public officials who violate our civil rights under color of law, the abuses will NEVER EVER stop. "Forgetting" to get a warrant isn't an "oopsie". It's a violation of our 4th Amendment Rights. The founding document upon which our country was built is the highest law of the land. Breaking that covenant shouldn't be a slap on the wrist. It should be criminal charges at the very least.

Comment Re:Why are people going to jail for this? (Score 4, Informative) 664

He was arrested for first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment. Probably for using a firearm to vandalize private property. When you vandalize someone's stuff, you don't just get to reimburse them and everyone walks away. There are almost always criminal charges involved.

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