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Re: [directory-discuss] GNU Radio situation

From: Svetlana Tkachenko
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] GNU Radio situation
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:07:06 +1100

Dear GNU Radio webmaster(s),

Please investigate the captcha presented to TOR users visiting wget
returns a 403. Is it only because it does not run JavaScript, or because
the JavaScript is non-free? Does the captcha work from a web browser
with GNU LibreJs installed?


More info below.

Svetlana Tkachenko
Member of the Free Software Foundation

Svetlana Tkachenko <address@hidden> wrote:
> Anonymous <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Svetlana Tkachenko said:
>>> I agree that "captchas would not make the content be nonfree." The
>>> captchas do not affect our freedoms to copy, edit, and share the
>>> content,
>> Among the "four essential freedoms" published here:
>> there is:
>> "The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom
>> 0)"
>> In a gnu users exercise of this freedom, they encounter this:
>> ===8<------------------------------
>> $
>> freedom_hostile_app=
>> $ http_proxy= wget "$freedom_hostile_app"
>> --2017-01-21 14:25:16--
>> Resolving (
>> Connecting to (||:80... connected.
>> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
>> 2017-01-21 14:25:17 ERROR 403: Forbidden.
>> ===8<------------------------------
> You may get a copy at
> on my website which hopefully does not run non-free scripts. Were you to
> do that, you would have the freedom to copy, edit and share the
> documentation contained therein. This makes the documentation free.
> The website you linked is configured badly. That fact does not interfere
> with your rights in the case of downloading a copy from my website.
> Therefore the website misconfiguration does not interfere with the
> freedom of GNU Radio documentation. The GNU Radio documentation is still
> free.
> I will query the GNU Radio webmaster in the next mail.
> Svetlana

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