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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] yes, this is great freedom problem

From: Isaac David
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] yes, this is great freedom problem
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 11:01:48 -0500

Jean Louis wrote :
I did not see pointers in Free Software
Distribution guidelines to avoid centralized
surveillance networks such as Facebook.

wouldn't that count as an invitation to run nonfree Javascript through
those websites though? also, what about the broad provision against

> The distro must contain no DRM, no back doors, and no spyware.

technically speaking, no Facebook software is run on the user's
machine; but i'm pretty sure we can take the premise that Facebook
spies its "useds" at face value. is that the kind of behaviour we want
ethical software to promote?

i've also heard from other people in this list that some Gnome
applications routinely download and interpret nonfree Javascript.

the bulk of the Gnome dev community doesn't share the FSF's vision,
yet it still gets touted as the official GNU desktop environment.
i am a Gnome user myself, but this has always struck me as weird.

Isaac David
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