[Dev] Let's revert and move changes introduced by bugs #645 and #677 on Iceweasel

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Sun Nov 1 04:04:53 GMT 2015

But there is no fundamental difference between partnering or not partnering, the issue is the same,
there is a use of a "nonfree service" (or whatever that phrase wants to mean) being promoted and its
"nonfreeness" (to put it in some way) of the service doesn't not change because developers did no
partnering with the Big Brother, adding the fact that no free software have been installed in my
laptop in order to use Firefox Hello or the social directory (or whatever its name is), the thing
done to remove this so-called "nonfree" feature was changing some javascript in a file called

Using the same logic, we should blacklist half Internet (or shipping EFF's Privacy Badger by default
with Iceweasel and IceCat, at least) because they promote "nonfree services" like Facebook and
Twitter as content-sharing platforms, but no, we had to ban a feature that works as an excellent and
more practical alternative to Skype.

If the feature don't require proprietary software to run on user's machine, but it may rise a
privacy concern, then the feature should be disabled in a package put on Nonprism repo, is that
simple, otherwise we may fall in the slippery slope.

El sábado 31 de octubre del 2015 a las 1738 horas, fauno escribió:

> Fabio Pesari <fabio at pesari.eu> writes:
>> On 10/31/2015 11:58 PM, fauno wrote:
>>> the issue is not only about privacy but also dependency on proprietary
>>> services... i know this is a slippery slope, "why not remove msn from
>>> pidgin then?".
>> I personally feel that is a different issue. Pidgin did not partner with
>> Microsoft, to the best of my knowledge, but Mozilla did partner with
>> TokBox (owned by Telefónica) and thus Firefox Hello can be seen as
>> promoting nonfree software.
> yes, exactly

👋 Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro

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