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Re: Libre web front-end

From: Quiliro Ordóñez
Subject: Re: Libre web front-end
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:18:04 -0800

El 2019-11-12 00:53, Roberto Beltran escribió:
>> Even though browsers are a very useful tool for distributing
>> applications without the need to install them locally, they are also a
>> risk for users to lose their freedom, since they can use nonfree
>> software. And even if the software (JavaScript) is released as free
>> software, it is not under their control because it is on the server, not
>> on the client.
> There are plenty of libre browsers and if the game is either all
> front-end or uses backend as a service (playing with other people for
> example) then there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, she not under
> an ethical obligation to release the back-end code in that case
> (though it would be nice/cool).

If the code is not released, it is not under the control of the user.
Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS) is a risk.

Software and hardware must be under the control of the user. We have
achieved this with software. The hardware is the next frontier.

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