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www/proprietary proprietary-tethers.html

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/proprietary proprietary-tethers.html
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:30:58 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       19/10/30 12:30:58

Modified files:
        proprietary    : proprietary-tethers.html 

Log message:
        Explain better what tethering means.


Index: proprietary-tethers.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-tethers.html,v
retrieving revision 1.43
retrieving revision 1.44
diff -u -b -r1.43 -r1.44
--- proprietary-tethers.html    3 Oct 2019 10:17:02 -0000       1.43
+++ proprietary-tethers.html    30 Oct 2019 16:30:56 -0000      1.44
@@ -23,9 +23,15 @@
 basic injustice</a>. The developers often exercise that power to the
 detriment of the users they ought to serve.</p>
-<p>Tethering a product or program to a specific server is an injustice
-in itself.  This page reports instances where tethering was used to
-harm the users directly.</p>
+<p>Tethering a product or program means designing it to work only by
+communicating with a specific server.  That is always an injustice
+since it means you can't use the program without that server.  It is
+also a secondary injustice if you can't communicate with the server in
+another way.</p>
+<p>In some cases, tethering is used to do specific nasty things to the
+users.  This page reports instances where tethering was used to harm
+the users directly.</p>
 <div class="important">
 <p>If you know of an example that ought to be in this page but isn't
@@ -266,7 +272,7 @@
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/10/03 10:17:02 $
+$Date: 2019/10/30 16:30:56 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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