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

Fabio Pesari fabio at pesari.eu
Sat Oct 31 23:30:49 GMT 2015

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.

I feel that Firefox Hello was the slippery slope. Since they can't get
away with shipping proprietary code, they thought they could instead
write free code that relies on nonfree services.

Whatever, it's a shady move and Firefox Hello should have been an add-on
anyway. If you want a free replacement, try Jitsi Meet [1] (if you know
any similar free/libre WebRTC videochat programs that also work on
mobiles, I'd like to know about them)

[1]: https://meet.jit.si/

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