[Dev] Fwd: Re: Article: Chromium's subtle freedom flaws
megver83 at openmailbox.org
Tue May 9 14:55:09 GMT 2017
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Is this really an internal problem of Parabola? I say this because,
what if other distros adopt qt5-webengine? then it will become a
bigger problem not only for us, but for the other free distros too.
Maybe we should discuss this with the FSF and/or the GNU Project, they
could fork Chromium/Iridium/Ungoogled-chromium like they did with
Icecat (like creating an "Icemium").
For now, I think the best thing would be to blacklist the packages
that depend on webengine, after all, it is nonfree, and we block a lot
of free software that depends or works only with nonfree packages
(with no [libre] replacement).
El 09/05/17 a las 10:36, Nicolás A. Ortega escribió:
> On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 10:20:48AM -0300, Adonay Felipe Nogueira
>> I'm in favor of supporting Iridium instead of Chromium.
>> While people may argue that there are not enough proof that
>> Chromium has freedom issues, I think it would be more risky if we
>> were to overlook the issue.
> While I am one of those people, I do agree that the mere fact alone
> that Chromium has been under so much fire means it's too risky to
> include Chromium directly. Either using Iridium or
> Ungoogled-Chromium would be my suggestion.
> I would, however, like it if whichever project we choose (Iridium
> or Ungoogled-Chromium), that it be very careful about making sure
> that everything in Chromium is free. This may be a difficult task
> considering how fast Chromium's development is, however I believe
> that having outdated versions of Chromium is not as bad as having a
> non-free Chromium that nobody noticed.
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