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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: Hacker culture, education and empowermen

From: Alexandre Garcia Aguado
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: Hacker culture, education and empowerment/emancipation
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:47:41 +0200
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Good Morning Richard Stallman,

Thank you so much for your emailand sorry my mistake...i assumed that
using limesurvey was enought but it was my neglect not to check with
LibreJS before ... well, I'm working on it and i'm going to ping here
back after solve this. Thank you to advise me!


On 31/10/18 4:29, Richard Stallman wrote:
> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
> I looked at the educahacker survey and saw that it tries to load
> nonfree Javascript code into the user's browser.  It is not right to
> ask people to run nonfree software.
> The survey says that if the user doesn't run this nonfree Javascript code,
> some questions may not work.  And it suggests the user "verify your browser
> parameters" -- meaning, I suppose, to enable running the nonfree software
> in the survey.
> I am sure you didn't mean to act directly against the aims of Libre
> Planet, so I am sad to have to point out that that's what the survey
> does.  "The medium is the message", or at least part of the message.
> The survey platform you are using has a message, "Surrender to nonfree
> software."
> Would you please turn off the survey for now, redo it
> to work without nonfree software, and then advertise it again?
> It is not hard to set up a form in pure HTML.  It may be not quite so
> pretty in appearance; if so, that's exactly what teaches the lesson
> that freedom is more important than appearance, so we shouldn't
> sacrifice the former for the latter.
Alexandre Garcia Aguado
Instituto Federal de São Paulo / Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

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