My Walkthrough [Part 1 - Buy Ben NanoNote]

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at
Fri Feb 12 19:23:49 EST 2010

A different opinion:

We want [need] as many people to buy and use the Most Excellent (and VERY free)
Nanonote as possible.

A web site that's usable by PEOPLE who are interested in this
fine product should not require them to abandon the [mainstream] browser
they currently prefer.

Making a straight ahead site such as work with major browsers
is not a big deal. [the small glitch I saw is already FIXED!]

Let's not be so ultra-purist that we reject people who have not YET
totally  accepted
the free, open, libre. copyleft dogma.
May 1,000 flowers bloom.

Ron K. Jeffries

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 15:05, Sam Geeraerts <samgee at> wrote:
> 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>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Just checked 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 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]
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