[Bug 269656] Re: AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Sep 20 17:35:58 UTC 2008


On Saturday 20 September 2008 10:57:20 am JohnFlux wrote:
> > Dont enable the anti-phishing by default, but educate about how it can
>
> be turned on.
>
> As others pointed out, the people who most need anti-phishing are the
> ones who are least likely to change the settings :-)

I respect that position; however, the question of usefulness of the service is 
secondary to the question of whether having them enabled by default results 
in Firefox not conforming to the requirements of "free software".

If the issue of usefulness is deemed to be the primary issue, then Canonical 
will need to change the operating principles for Ubuntu, as well as the 
requirements for supported software in the Main repository.

After all, I can present a rather strong argument for the usefulness of MP3 
codecs, proprietary video card drivers, etc. - and yet the usefulness of none 
of those trumps the principles of free software Ubuntu promises nor the 
requirements for supported software in the Main repository.

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AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
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