Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME
- From: Richard Stallman <rms gnu org>
- To: Jim Gettys <jg freedesktop org>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org, andrew operationaldynamics com
- Subject: Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME
- Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 05:29:06 -0500
The point I was trying to make was that HTML 5 (or more formally some
things, enables offline use of web applications.
This sounds both interesting and dangerous. Maybe it would let you
do the same jobs a C program could do. That seems fine, just like
installing a C program to do it. On the other hand, it might also
enable web pages to attack you in new ways.
temporarily install them silently without checking whether they are
free, that systematically leads users to run nonfree software without
I would like to find out more about this change, so I will write to
2) but also to improve compression of the loading of such programs
initially. People like Google work *hard* on latency and understand
every byte counts (among many other things: go look at the google talks
by their engineers on the topic).
This is a kind of compilation, and in principle it's no more of an
obstacle to free software than other kinds of compilation. You just
need to make the source code available in another file.
working on extensions to NoScript to detect nontrivial nonfree
know people who would like to help with this, please put them in touch
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