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
wrong), the Windoze version of Firefox prompts, downloads, and
non-free blobs to make EME work.
Since Mozilla obviously thinks co-distributing non-free code (by
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
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:
Firefox is becoming quite a task to master when it comes to plugging
of the privacy related "leaks".
Each time they do an upgrade, there is another privacy hole to hunt
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 -
to search Mozilla's sites for the scattered documentation. Quite
frankly, I find this rather frustrating, given the unnecessary
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
I'm thinking in terms of a better competitor to Xombrero - perhaps
Emacs (& Vim perhaps) key bindings as an option too. Add to this
the should be mandatory clear documentation for "not so techie"
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".