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<nettime> LibrePlanetm from Free Software Foundation
Goran Maric on Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:23:15 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> LibrePlanetm from Free Software Foundation

I got this e-mail from Free Software Foundation at:
Today we're launching the first in a series of features on how to use common 
websites without using JavaScript.
You may not be aware of the dangers of JavaScript -- a problem we've deemed 
The JavaScript Trap -- proprietary software running on your computer, inside your 
web browser.
* <http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/gmail-jstrap>
When you visit a website such as Gmail, your browser will download and run several 
thousand lines of JavaScript code. This JavaScript code is no different to other programming 
languages -- applications written in those languages running on our computers should be 
free software, so we can run, modify and share them if we wish.
While some people have already made free software that alters and manipulates 
Google's JavaScript, they are doing so at the mercy of Google, who may change it at any time.
So, while it's clear that JavaScript is a very powerful and useful technology in the right hands, 
we're calling on Google and others to step up and let people make useful, interesting contributions 
available to others, by releasing the JavaScript code as free software for Gmail users to modify.
Check out our guide to using Gmail without JavaScript and send us your suggestions for future 
websites to feature:
 * <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:NoJavaScript>

Someone might find it interesting.  Please, share.

"The LibrePlanet project is a global network of free software activists organized into 
teams working together to help further the ideals of software freedom by advocating 
and contributing to free software. 

The main activity of LibrePlanet is hosting regional teams that operate locally in accordance 
with the project mission statement. One example is the Massachusetts Team which you 
are welcome to join if you are in the area, or check your regional page to see if there another 
one near you. Local teams are just getting started on LibrePlanet so you may want to start your own. "


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