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www/philosophy android-and-users-freedom.html

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy android-and-users-freedom.html
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:45:14 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       12/08/02 23:45:14

Modified files:
        philosophy     : android-and-users-freedom.html 

Log message:
        Mention Android Market.


Index: android-and-users-freedom.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.html,v
retrieving revision 1.17
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -b -r1.17 -r1.18
--- android-and-users-freedom.html      10 Jun 2012 08:06:05 -0000      1.17
+++ android-and-users-freedom.html      2 Aug 2012 23:44:58 -0000       1.18
@@ -92,9 +92,17 @@
 <p>First of all, most of them contain nonfree Google applications for
 talking to services such as YouTube and Google Maps. These are
 officially not part of Android, but that doesn't make the product ok.
-There are also nonfree libraries; whether they are part of Android is
-a moot point. What matters is that various functionalities need
+<p>Most Android devices come with the nonfree Android Market software.
+This software allows users with a Google account to install nonfree
+apps.  It also has a back door with which Google can forcibly install
+or deinstall apps.  This is not officially part of Android, but that
+doesn't make it any less bad.
+<p>There are also nonfree libraries, officially not part of Android,
+but that changes little since various functionalities need them.</p>
 <p>Even the executables that are officially part of Android may not
 correspond to the source code Google releases. Manufacturers may
@@ -217,7 +225,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2012/06/10 08:06:05 $
+$Date: 2012/08/02 23:44:58 $
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