[Dev] Fwd: Re: Article: Chromium's subtle freedom flaws

Luke g4jc at openmailbox.org
Wed May 10 23:05:29 GMT 2017

On 05/10/2017 04:48 AM, Nicolás Ortega Froysa wrote:
> On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 08:43:00PM -0400, Luke wrote:
>> Stallman is sitting on an article which he was going to post, but said
>> "It is going to take time. (March 5, 2016)
>> The article does raise the issues, link to the infringing source code,
>> and mentions his proposed fix (GNU fork of Ungoogled-Chromium). I sent
>> him the original draft article explaining the issue and he re-wrote
>> several portions of it.
> Regardless of the article, where is the infringing source code (exact
> files that I can look up in the repo, please)? I understand the need for
> a libre fork (exactly as what we do with Mozilla Firefox, but we don't
> go around saying that's non-free, just that it promotes non-free
> addons), but with regards to Qt5 Webengine and all software that uses
> it, I would very much appreciate if this knowledge were shared instead
> of sitting in a safe until Richard decides to publish his article.
> I believe I mentioned this to fauno last night, but I would really
> suggest creating an etherpad where all this information can be
> concentrated so that everyone can see it and add comments on their
> validity (especially with whatever pertains to Qt5 Webengine).
Primary reason given is minified js, secondary reasons are SaaS, and

Respective identified code can be found below:



That's the only confirmed information I have it on it, so feel free to
run with it as you all please.

Stallman recommended the removal which was acted upon quickly and
without releasing the article, which annoyed me as well.

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