firefox, iceweasel, burningdog, icecat, ...

Andreas K. Foerster list at
Fri Oct 31 09:57:05 UTC 2008

Am Thursday, dem 30. Oct 2008 schrieb P.B.:

> sam.liddicott wrote:
> >
> > [...] those who say it should not be supported are those who value a C
> > compiler more than a flash player, but the same is not true for many
> > of those who are yet to embrace free software and whose entry will be
> > delayed until it meets ALL their needs but only if WE insist on it.
> >
> > Sam
> >
> Definitely true.
> It *is* important for us to insist on alternatives, develop, demand and
> spread alternatives - but always apply common sense.
> Sam's right: Freeing someone by limiting them is not good. "The freedom
> of choice", remember?

Who wants to limit anybody?

"Freedom of choice": The Free Software movement is working hard
to develop alternatives, so that users do have the choice to live in
freedom and to reject freedom trampling software.

The Free Software movement encourages to use only Free Software, but they
cannot and don't want to enforce it. That really would be absurd.

If a Free Software program really doesn't support a non-free feature, the 
user is still free to choose a different program. It's not like IceCat
is the only browser out there. ;-)

> (ok... someone might argue based on "freedom or power?" [1], but I think
> that it's something different here)

Indeed, that is something different, but related.
We are - at least I am - talking about the freedom of choice for the users!
not about the "freedom for developers only".


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