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FSF Launches Fundraiser For Replicant

Mind Booster Noori Re:Copyleft is a virus because it's a vaccine (63 comments)

No, copyleft puts users first, developers second. Software freedom is about the "four freedoms", and they are, as you can see, things the user is free to do.

Being a user and being a developer is in no way mutually exclusive. Developers are, generally, the first users of any software. In any case, why would a non-developer user care about those "freedoms"? It's the devs that are affected.

Secondly, why would a developer ever pick a license that puts HIM second.

A non-developer user would care about those freedoms because that's the only way they can guarantee they control the program and what it does for them. More info here: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html A developer would pick a license that puts users first when the developer thinks that the users of the program should have control of the said program, and what it does.

1) The FSF criticizes copyright, but that has nothing to do with the fact that "freedom" to take freedoms away isn't a freedom to begin with;

2) FSF criticizing copyright (as it is) doesn't mean that they oppose to any kind of copyright. It is not true that you need "strong copyright laws", but you need some copyright laws (instead of everything being on public domain). More about that here: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/pirate-party-and-free-software

However, MIT/ISC are way close to public domain that the GPL.

Yes, those licenses are closer to the public domain. They both have problems, tho: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html

about a year ago
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FSF Launches Fundraiser For Replicant

Mind Booster Noori Re:Copyleft is a virus because it's a vaccine (63 comments)

The [L]GPL keeps the software FLOSS, but actually removes freedoms from the user/developer.

Copyleft makes sure that users retain freedoms, including the freedom to hire developers to make the software do what the user wants.

No, copyleft puts software first, and the user second. If that's a good or bad thing is rather subjective though. Personally, I dislike that, but I understand that others think that keep software free is more important the individuals.

No, copyleft puts users first, developers second. Software freedom is about the "four freedoms", and they are, as you can see, things the user is free to do.

Something like the ISC/MIT grant the user more freedom, including the freedom to make the software non-free.

Perhaps the difference is that in the FSF philosophy, the "freedom" to take freedoms away from users isn't a freedom to begin with.

The FSF critizicies copyright, but uses it as a key tool maintain it's goals. Without strong copyright laws, something like GPL is totally impossible.

1) The FSF criticizes copyright, but that has nothing to do with the fact that "freedom" to take freedoms away isn't a freedom to begin with;
2) FSF criticizing copyright (as it is) doesn't mean that they oppose to any kind of copyright. It is not true that you need "strong copyright laws", but you need some copyright laws (instead of everything being on public domain). More about that here: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/pirate-party-and-free-software

about a year ago
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FSF Launches Fundraiser For Replicant

Mind Booster Noori Re:Google's against everything the FSF stands for. (63 comments)

Replicant has little to no control over their future due to Google being a largely insular upstream that dictates where it goes

Hm, I would say that replicant has total control over their future, due to the fact that it is a free software project. If its upstream (Cyanogenmod) turns to a direction Replicant doesn't like (either by CM's decision or AOSP), they can simply not pull those changes into Replicant.

about a year ago
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FSF Launches Fundraiser For Replicant

Mind Booster Noori Re:Google's against everything the FSF stands for. (63 comments)

...so, honestly curious, why is the FSF engaged in an exercise which promotes the Google ecosystem?

They're being pragmatic, promoting the only working Free Operating System for smartphones out there. The fact that Replicant is a fork of Cyanogenmod, which is a fork of AOSP, it's of no consequence.

about a year ago
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"Privacy Baseline" For European EID Cards

Mind Booster Noori Re:ENISA (24 comments)

Prove.

more than 5 years ago
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"Privacy Baseline" For European EID Cards

Mind Booster Noori Re:ENISA (24 comments)

If your point is that "their work gets no attention" of even "their work is useless", I might agree with you. But if you're saying they're lobby puppets, then I want proof, that is all.

more than 5 years ago
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"Privacy Baseline" For European EID Cards

Mind Booster Noori Re:Hey guys! (24 comments)

Unfortunately not every country is like Finland on that regard: in Portugal, for instance, every citizen has to own and carry their ID card (which, on the other hand, has no RFID, so you have to use a card reader). Also, if you read the report, you'll see that the problem isn't only on RFID, so having an RFID-blocking wallet won't help you that much...

more than 5 years ago
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"Privacy Baseline" For European EID Cards

Mind Booster Noori Re:ENISA (24 comments)

Funny, according to their website (which is not what you linked, BTW) none of their members seem to be part of any lobby, much less representatives of entities such as Symantec, Microsoft and so on. I could be wrong, but I'll have to ask you to please back up your statements with evidence...

more than 5 years ago
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Debian Locks Out Developers

Mind Booster Noori Re:kernel exploited... (331 comments)

Debian don't consider the kernel part of the distribution. It's still Sarge, whether it's running on 2.2 (yes, you can), 2.4 or 2.6.
I'm sorry, but that's completely false. The kernel is part of the distro, and the kernel-image for sarge is 2.6.8 (not vulnerable). And yes, I know there are also packages for 2.2 and 2.4 on Debian.

about 8 years ago

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Portugal to turn Creative Commons illegal?

Mind Booster Noori Mind Booster Noori writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Mind Booster Noori writes "Today the Portuguese Ministry of Culture made a two hours and a half long presentation and debate of their new law proposal regarding private copies. During the event, with the proposal's text presented in my hands and the debate that followed, the Socialist party (which is on the government at the moment) presented their vision where Creative Commons harm Culture, and in this law proposal they intend to turn them illegal."
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