My Walkthrough [Part 1 - Buy Ben NanoNote]
Ron K. Jeffries
rjeffries at gmail.com
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 sharism.cc 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
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 elmundolibre.be> wrote:
> Bas Wijnen schreef:
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 07:33:49PM +0100, Mirko Lindner wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com>
>>>> 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. 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 .
> 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
>  http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/
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