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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat browser default on Windows 7?

From: Daniel Quintiliani
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat browser default on Windows 7?
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:06:35 -0500 (EST)

Well they can get away with targeting home users, and you raise an interesting 
point about child pornography laws, but for Fortune 500 companies and their 
trade secrets you have to deal with stuff like non-disclosure agreements, 
insider trading laws, military contractors, etc. Microsoft would be really 
stupid to play games like that, such as dealing in trade secrets without 
appropriate clearance, and can face serious lawsuits from companies with far 
more net worth and political connections than Microsoft.


-Dan Q

On Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:06:32 -0800, Ivan Zaigralin <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 21:37:31 Daniel Quintiliani wrote:
> > I doubt Microsoft would risk taking screenshots of employee's computers at
> > Fortune 500 companies. Do you know how dangerously illegal that is?
> No, I do not. Please enlighten us. When was the last time a major tech 
> company 
> exec went to jail or prison over an obvious computer crime, like when $ony 
> rooted millions of PCs? Was anyone ever indicted even? With their game 
> consoles, Micro$oft routinely takes pictures of naked teenagers and sends 
> them 
> over the internet, without their knowledge or informed consent, what is up 
> with that? Clearly, this is an invasion of privacy and an illegal porn 
> production, so what is being done about it?
> Please stop the nonsense. Your analogies are awful and misleading. if icecat 
> is a band-aid, then you are asking us to put it on a brain tumor. Yes, I 
> would 
> refuse to distribute GNU-branded band-aids to brain tumor patients, while 
> claiming they help, even though some may slap them on their foreheads and 
> feel 
> better due to a placebo effect. What these people need is an invasive, but 
> life-saving operation. Once the windoze tumor is removed, it makes sense 
> applying a band-aid.
> Once again, I am not in principle against building icecat for nonfree 
> platforms such as windoze, but please get a grip. It is next to useless. 
> Either kindly contribute a build, or stop pestering the developers, who 
> already have more work than they can handle.
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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