Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released the first beta release of Firefox 3.6, which comes with some nice Windows 7 integration features. More specifically, the Firefox 3.6 beta integrates with the new taskbar in Windows 7.
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RE[5]: Comment by tobyv
by CrLf on Sat 31st Oct 2009 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by tobyv"
CrLf
Member since:
2006-01-03

If you don't want to contribute back to the original project, and the license doesn't force you to (few do), then you don't have to. You are not even forced to improve the software at all.

However, if you do make and distribute changes but don't try to merge them upstream, you are not doing anything wrong, but you are also not being a good citizen either. You are taking what upstream gives you, but you are only making the improvements available to your sub-community.

Expecting upstream developers to go around looking for stuff to integrate is just like saying "we take your stuff for free, but if you want our improvements you get off your ass and come get them". Doesn't sound nice, does it?

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RE[6]: Comment by tobyv
by Soulbender on Sat 31st Oct 2009 19:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by tobyv"
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2005-08-18

You are taking what upstream gives you, but you are only making the improvements available to your sub-community.


Wrong. You're making them available to anyone that's interested.

Doesn't sound nice, does it?


Oh come on, don't make it sound like a herculean task. If the changes are good and people want them it won't be hard to find them

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