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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 15:43:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 05:56:56AM -0500, bill-auger wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 02:46:30 -0500 Ineiev wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 03, 2019 at 11:52:04PM -0500, bill-auger wrote:
> > > the main, central FSDG concern: which programs are
> > > freely distributable and which are not  
> > 
> > I don't think the main FSDG concern is which programs are freely
> > distributable, and even which programs are free
> geez, i almost erased that bit before sending it too :( - to be clear:
> by "freely distributable" i totally meant "provides all five of the
> four freedoms"
> i will append just this - the issue here is really quite simple to
> express - one (and only one) of the following statements must be true:
> * the chromium software provides all of the four freedoms
> * the chromium software does not provide all of the four freedoms
> there is no third option

I am not sure that issue is just that simple.

Software may have free license, but it may be made
to control users, or steer to non-free software.

I cannot know if Chromium is now full free, but I
do know, and there are references on issues, here
is one example I found:

There are various issues here referenced:

In general, one can make also the free software
that is controlling user or abusing users'
privacy, or sending information to companies

Should such software be included in free software
distributions? I don't think so.

None of 4 freedoms is referencing "no spyware",
but the guidelines do:

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

That is just example, as so far I know, Chromium
was so much connected to Google and was sending
data there.


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