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Re: Web versions

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:47:32 -0400

   > Or maybe they will, but that doesn't mean it is something the GNU
   > project should promote.

   The GNU project should promote Free Software in all the ways that the
   user can benefit from those freedoms, regardless of what technology
   underlies those freedoms.  If WebAssembly or Javascript can be used in a
   way that honors the four freedoms, the FSF's position should be to
   encourage *those* ways, and discourage *other* ways.  Discouraging the
   technology itself is, IMHO, outside the FSF's scope.

The FSF and the GNU project have often recommended against using
various technologies becuase they reduce the freedom of users, it is
perfectly within the scope of what their mission is.  One such scope
is limiting Javascript use/Webassembly, and recommending users to not
depend on that specific technology.  Again, the Javascript trap is a
good place to start ...

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