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Re: Links to javascript-based websites from orgmode.org: Paypal and Gith

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Links to javascript-based websites from orgmode.org: Paypal and Github
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:33:00 -0400

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  > Bank uses free software on their system?

I suppose that would depend on the bank.  It's the bank's affair.
If the bank's software is free, the bank enjoys freedom.
Otherwise, the nonfree software denies the bank freedom.

Either way, it has no effect on us.  We are not running that software,
so it does not deny us our freedom.

I would advise any bank to insist on free software, but if it doesn't
listen, that is the bank's loss, not ours.  I feel sorry for the bank
for this error, but that is not a reason to boycott it.

  > Or are we to merely shift to services where nonfree software runs on
  > somebody else's computer?

Who is morally responsible for running the nonfree software is the
most important question, but you dismiss that as an insignificant

  > Go to an internet kiosk and make the payment?

That is a fune way way.  However, I usually mail a check instead.  It
doesn't require me to run any nonfree software (it doesn't use
software at all), and I can do it from home.

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