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

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy android-and-users-freedom.html
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:02:46 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       13/07/19 15:02:46

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

Log message:
        Mention the Android product that spied on the user for Motorola.
        Minor cleanups.


Index: android-and-users-freedom.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.html,v
retrieving revision 1.31
retrieving revision 1.32
diff -u -b -r1.31 -r1.32
--- android-and-users-freedom.html      9 Jul 2013 00:15:09 -0000       1.31
+++ android-and-users-freedom.html      19 Jul 2013 15:02:46 -0000      1.32
@@ -116,17 +116,20 @@
 under the lax Apache license, does not require them to release the
 source version that they really use.</p>
-<p>One change that some manufacturers make in Android is the addition
-of <a 
-a hidden general surveillance package</a> such as Carrier IQ.</p>
-<p><a href="http://replicant.us";>Replicant</a>, a free version of
-Android that supports just a few phone models, has replaced many
-of these libraries, and you can do without the nonfree apps. But
-there are other problems.</p>
+<p>One user discovered that many of the programs in the Android system
+that came with his phone
+were <a 
+to send personal data to Motorola.  Some manufacturers add
+a <a 
+hidden general surveillance package</a> such as Carrier IQ.</a></p>
+<p><a href="http://replicant.us";>Replicant</a> is the free version of
+Android.  The Replicant developers have replaced many nonfree
+libraries, for certain phone models, and you can do without the
+nonfree apps.  By contrast, Cyanogen Mod (another modified version
+of Android) is not free.</a>
-<p>Some device models are &ldquo;tyrants&rdquo;: they are designed so users
+<p>Some Android devices are &ldquo;tyrants&rdquo;: they are designed so users
 cannot install and run their own modified software, only the versions
 approved by some company. In that situation, the executables are not
 free even if they were made from sources that are free and available
@@ -241,7 +244,7 @@
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-$Date: 2013/07/09 00:15:09 $
+$Date: 2013/07/19 15:02:46 $
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