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- May 2020
In general, developers are free to maintain their add-ons in the manner they choose. Is that generally pro- or generally anti-freedom?
honestly it looks a lot more like typical tech company anti-freedomism
What's terrible and dangerous is a faceless organization deciding to arbitrarily and silently control what I can and can not do with my browser on my computer. Orwell is screaming in his grave right now. This is no different than Mozilla deciding I don't get to visit Tulsi Gabbard's webpage because they don't like her politics, or I don't get to order car parts off amazon because they don't like hyundai, or I don't get to download mods for minecraft, or talk to certain people on facebook.
They don't have to host the extension on their website, but it's absolutely and utterly unacceptable for them to interfere with me choosing to come to github and install it.
It's no less beyond the pale than when apple actively sabotaged people's devices to force them to upgrade or amazon deleted people's already bought and downloaded ebooks. It's completely unacceptable and frankly should fall under consumer rights laws.
- digital rights
- software freedom
- digital freedom
- allowing security constraints to be bypassed by users
- the owner of a device/computer should have freedom to use it however they wish
- empowering individual users
- Apr 2020
This principle equally applies to the laws of our country; we should never violate basic rights even if the consequences aren’t immediately evident.