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Re: Web versions

From: shulie
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 20:29:53 -0500
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On 3/11/21 3:47 PM, Colby Russell wrote:
> (If there were any serious introspection into the issue on the matter of
> philosophy, those complaining about WebAssembly would not just agree
> with you that it's a compilation target like x86_64 ELF binaries, but
> that WASM and JavaScript can be wielded to *increase* user
> freedom--since someone who is required to use, say, Microsoft Windows in
> their lab can set up a bunch of services running free and open source
> software under their control on their own networked computers, and then
> use that software through a Web browser instead of the non-free programs
> they'd otherwise need to use.) 

This is not even rational.  It is very simple.  Noobody is going to
build an operating system in an insecure web borswer based on a
technology which is designed to be slaveware and dependent un insecure
offsite browsers.

Or maybe they will, but that doesn't mean it is something the GNU
project should promote.   Johns catch the clap all the time despite
knowing the risk.

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