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Re: [Help-librejs] Offering option to block vs warn?

From: cgw993
Subject: Re: [Help-librejs] Offering option to block vs warn?
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:31:30 -0800

That is what is what I have been doing somewhat, disabling the program if I
am in a hurry and then I might forget to re-enable it again.   A prominent
warning sounds great.   Also wanted to mention that if I use youtube, often
after a few minutes firefox will crash if LibreJS is enabled.  I am new to
the free software movement, but the ways that governments and businesses
alike have completely ignored the wishes of the user is incredible. Even
Firefox seems to be much more geared towards the collection of the users
data without their consent more than ever before.   I never realized the
situation was this out of hand on the internet.   I really appreciate all of
FSF's efforts.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of John
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:38 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: [Help-librejs] Offering option to block vs warn?

What do people think about offering an option for LibreJS users to set
whether nonfree scripts should be outright blocked or if a prominent warning
should be displayed?

I think in the current state of affairs on the Web, frustrated people may
disable the extension entirely. If they had a way that they could be warned
about the nonfree JS and then still be provided a way to give feedback to
the site, they might leave the extension on more.

The default would/should still be to block.

I understand it's tricky -- we don't want to encourage anyone to run nonfree
JavaScript, but I think this option may on balance still be a good thing.


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