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Re: Web versions

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 05:33:20 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0 (3d08634) (2020-11-07)

* Alfred M. Szmidt <> [2021-03-12 00:24]:
>    I am confused regarding the issues raised here against "porting" a GNU 
> package
>    to WebAssembly and would very much welcome clarification.
> The issue isn't porting the software, the issue what the user must
> depend on to be able to run the program -- which is a remote server
> when it comes to Javascript and Webassembly (in the normal/intended
> case).  The other issue is that the remote party effectivley controls
> _what_ you run, which is not the case with software you run from your
> own computer.

Sounds like multi-user UNIX-like system, or modern GNU/Linux
multi-user system.

My friends, associates and family log into the computer and may use it
as remote or local computer.

For every user, the root is one that controls which software is

None of users has its own computer in my case. They all use remote
software or software installed by root.

I do not know about WebAssembly and from the above description I do
not see a difference to multi-user OS installed by remote

In my opinion question is if that all is free software. Not if it runs

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