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The World Wide Web is Proprietary and Mozilla Contributes to That

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Summary: Mozilla has abandoned EME-less (i.e. no DRM) distributions of Firefox and it goes out of its way to make life harder for privacy- and freedom-centric users; this means that the last bastion of standards and freedom on the Web is no more

THE legacy of Baker at Mozilla has not been good at all and Mozilla is now actively sabotaging not just the freedom of Firefox but also the capacity of Firefox forks to keep up or serve their users. The subject was discussed a lot in IRC this morning, but there's more to be said about last night's blog posts from Ryan (the video above focuses on these).



"All the "major" Web browsers, i.e. browsers that are compatible with almost every site, are already proprietary and they're not secure, either."The Web as a whole has come to the point where it is stubbornly hostile towards people who don't use proprietary Web browsers. All the "major" Web browsers, i.e. browsers that are compatible with almost every site, are already proprietary and they're not secure, either.

While it seems like wishful thinking that the Web would simply go away, we can at least make alternatives to it available and help these grow over time. Last night Ryan started his very own Gemini capsule.

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