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Re: Emacs Webapp/Plugin

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Webapp/Plugin
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:04:45 -0400

Chromium is a free browser.
Chrome is a nonfree browser.

Because we don't have the full source code of Google Chrome,
we can't change it and we can't even tell what it does.
The fact that parts of it are the same as another free program
doesn't alter the problems.

    My understanding was that although binary distributed by google wasn't
    free, because it includes various bells and whistles implemented with
    non-free libraries (e.g. video decoding ...?), the guts of the browser
    _is_ actually free software,

A combination of free code and nonfree code is nonfree.
The free parts don't make the nonfree parts ok.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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Boston MA 02110
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