Dell Charging £16 for Firefox Installation

Apparently, Dell is charging £16 for Firefox installation on newly purchased computers. As reported by The Register, Mozilla is now investigating the case where Dell offers “Mozilla Firefox Web Browser Installation” service for £16 (around $27).

It is important to mention here that the Firefox is a free and open source product, and anyone can download and install it on supported platforms from Mozilla’s website. Such kind of paid instillation service violates Mozilla’s licensing terms.

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The issue was reported by a reader of The Register, with the above screenshot. While the Dell is yet to respond the case, Mozilla’s legal team is working on it.

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Post last updated on March 5, 2014.

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2 Responses

  1. XBT says:

    Well, they are paying for the installation “SERVICE”, not for the browser.

  2. Arpit Kumar says:

    @XBT: AFAIK, Mozilla’s licensing terms don’t allow that.

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