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Re: [gNewSense-users] My two cents

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] My two cents
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:50:11 +0200

Op Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:14:37 +0000
schreef Gino Narni <address@hidden>:

> My two cents. I think the only limit of the completely free operating 
> systems like gNewSense, to "compete" with the other GNU / Linux, is
> in the running of the programs that replicate the non-free plugins
> such as Adobe Flash in the browser. In gNewSense Gnash works fine for
> YouTube but some websites do not open and streaming video, in some
> sites the browser chrashs. I have absolutely no idea of how to reduce
> this gap in the future because I am not a developer or an expert, but
> just someonean user, but I wonder if it is possible to improve the
> system. I thank those who work to develop free software. I will
> continue to use gNewSense on my computer hoping to be able to
> recommend to the greatest number of people.

There are several ways to help with the issue of non-free plugins.
Working on Gnash is one way to help. But most Flash applications are
non-free software anyway, so in those cases Gnash is still not useful
if you want to avoid proprietary software.

The best thing to do is to contact the people who run the website and
explain why software freedom and open standards are important and how
that relates to their website. They will not change it immediately, but
hopefully they will take your comments into account next time they
update the website.

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