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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 00:07:19 -0400

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  > > That URL leads me to worry that its handling depends on JS code!

  > It does, but it’s free software (AGPL 3.0).

In a moral sense, that changes things.  If you suggest that a person
use Peertube, explaining that its JS code actually is free (supposing
you've verified that every script is indeed licenses that way), you're
not doing anything bad.

But we can't take that approach that when we refer the pubilc to
sites, because that approach does not scale.  It is not practical to
tell people, "The following 156 sites send only free JS code, even
though you can't verify that because the code isn't labeled for
LibreJS."  Advice of that form is too hard for people to follow, since
they can't remember those sites.  Therefore, giving such advice is

We must refer only to sites that clearly label their JS code with
licenses, so that LibreJS can verify it for the user.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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