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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Secular GNU Browser from scratch (not "Web"):

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Secular GNU Browser from scratch (not "Web"):
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:32:31 +0100

Mozilla software is becoming a problem like Android (FOSS but not for
user's freedom).
It's not community-driven software, and Mozilla foundation depends
financialy to Google Inc since many years ago.

El 05/11/15 a les 02:50, Ivan Zaigralin ha escrit:
> I don't know whether anyone has the resources needed to build a
> functional replacement for Firefox, but the concerns raised below are
> 100% legitimate and urgent. As far as I know (PLEASE correct me if I am
> wrong), the Windoze version of Firefox prompts, downloads, and installs
> non-free blobs to make EME work.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encrypted_Media_Extensions
> Since Mozilla obviously thinks co-distributing non-free code (by Adobe!)
> is not unethical, I wouldn't put it past them now to use a combination
> of deception and obfuscation to peddle even more non-free code, this
> time in secret. After all, it can't be bad if it's all for the sake of
> the users' convenience, right?
> At least for now, though, a deblobbing approach taken by the Gnuzilla
> team seems like a right fit. We just need to keep it in mind that
> Mozilla is rotten in the core now, and will almost certainly rot all the
> way through in the near future. My hope is that an /ethical/ team will
> emerge with both the means and the desire to fork the damn thing.
> On 11/04/2015 03:38 PM, address@hidden wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Firefox is becoming quite a task to master when it comes to plugging all
>> of the privacy related "leaks".
>> Each time they do an upgrade, there is another privacy hole to hunt down
>> and close.  Mozilla seems to love sharing our data with third parties
>> whom I'm not sure I can trust.
>> To make it harder, Mozilla do not provide one clear location where a
>> user can read documentation on how to close the privacy holes - one has
>> to search Mozilla's sites for the scattered documentation. Quite
>> frankly, I find this rather frustrating, given the unnecessary waste of
>> time that it requires ... how many metaphoric keyboards have I thrown
>> around the room?!
>> Would GNU consider building a web browser (other than "Web") from
>> scratch, GPL 3'd (if possible), secular in terms of NOT requiring
>> dependencies on Gnome so that it can run on most desktop environments.
>> I'm thinking in terms of a better competitor to Xombrero - perhaps add
>> Emacs (& Vim perhaps) key bindings as an option too.  Add to this mix,
>> the should be mandatory clear documentation for "not so techie" users.
>> Perhaps I'm asking too much, especially when I'm not in a position to
>> contribute at this stage :-(, but I thought I'd "put it out there".
>> Kind regards,
>> Bjoern Nyjorden.
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