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Re: Emacs Webapp/Plugin

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Webapp/Plugin
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:47:32 -0400

    > For one thing, I am concerned people might use it in Chrome, which is
    > nonfree software with a universal back door.  If that caught on, it
    > would be a disaster in terms of our primary goal: giving users
    > freedom.

    People use Emacs every day on Windows, which is nonfree software with a
    universal back door AND a malevolent management team antithetical to users

So what?  I hope you don't think ethical conclusions depend only on
the FORM of the situation.  There is a difference between an enemy 100
miles away and an enemy outside your door.

Using Emacs on a nonfree system is bad, but nothing new.  Turning
Emacs into an extension for a nonfree browser would be a big change
for the worse.  We will try to prevent that.

    The mobile computing paradigm, small computing devices that act as clients
    to data on servers, is a fact of life for the foreseeable future, 

It cannot be reconciled with the goals of the free software movement,
so our mission includes changing that.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call

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