My Walkthrough [Part 1 - Buy Ben NanoNote]

Sam Geeraerts samgee at elmundolibre.be
Fri Feb 12 18:05:42 EST 2010


Bas Wijnen schreef:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 07:33:49PM +0100, Mirko Lindner wrote:
>> Hey,
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just checked sharism.cc using Google Chrome browser.
>> Hah, yab (yet another browser). I think we should pick 3 at most,
>> which are gonna be supported and maintained.
>> So far those were:
>>
>> FF (lin + mac)
>> Konqueror (lin) + Safari (mac)
>> IE 7 (by hearsay)
>>
>> And you want me to add chrome to that list now? Which should I drop in
>> favor of that?
> 
> I suggest dropping support for non-free browsers (IE and Safari), and
> adding http://validator.w3.org/ to the list[1].  If it validates, it
> most likely already works in all browsers except IE.

I agree. My main interest in this project (and its main purpose as I 
understand it) is freedom. It seems silly to then explicitly support 
non-free browsers, even if only by hearsay. I suppose the idea behind it 
is to not be exclusive/elitist about who can access this hardware offer 
and information. I rather see it as an opportunity to spread Free 
software, or at least Free standards [1].

Users of non-free browsers are either not aware or not interested in the 
ideas of copyleft hardware/software. In the former case, if 
NanoNote/Sharism is their first encounter with the concept then the 
website will probably work well enough for them to read most of the 
information and click through to more information about the concept. In 
the latter case they're probably not (early) adopters of the device(s), 
unlikely to be convinced about the merits of the concept and therefor 
not going to contribute much (development or money).

If you will support specific browsers and they're going to be listed 
somewhere, I suggest naming Chromium instead of Chrome and IceCat 
instead of Firefox.

[1] http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/




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