New proposed Strategy Document - Text Editor discussion

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at
Fri Nov 8 07:10:15 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at> wrote:
> 1. Would you find it appropriate to include a stronger mention of privacy
> and user's rights - diverging from where I see Ubuntu going? I mean
> protecting users from unwanted searches and unrequested Amazon suggestions
> or other similar steps. If users specifically want such capabilities, let
> them choose to install something. Let the OS do nothing to promote and
> instead do the opposite (discourage upsteam from building such features into
> DEs, exclude packages from default install that do such things, etc.). I
> understand the distro makes many choices but let those choices be guided by
> principles of freedom and privacy as much as possible.
> While this is not specifically mentioned in the Strategy Document, the
> components in Xubuntu do not do this, and if anything that does would be
> proposed for inclusion, it would need a thorough discussion. I think I can
> speak for the whole team that nobody wants such things in. However, it would
> be quite some work to get a well thought out strategy written, so I'm
> uncertain if we want to take the extra step unless we need to make a clear
> decision for or agaisnt such things.
> Ultimately, while security and privacy is important for us, we aren't
> exactly a security-focused OS, nor is it our goal to become one. There are
> other OS'es that do it better than us. (Again, this is not to say I think we
> shouldn't care about the privacy of our users.)


I will add that I really don't like adding reactionary things to our
Strategy Document. When you lack context these kinds additions are
confusing and seem out of place. In fact, we specifically removed some
things in this revision that were reactions to past things.

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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