But you can unminify it. That's what I meant. It is still difficult to read
due to the non-descriptive variable and function names but that is surely
easier to reverse engineer than a binary code.
Are you the same person who pretends that freedom 1 is not practical because
it is too much work to read large source codes?!
I may be wrong but it seems to me it contradicts your previous "I have never
heard of licensing issues in Firefox."
You confuse everything. Many files in Chromium's source code have unclear
licensing. That source code includes files under copylefted licenses (and
even under incompatible licenses), yet its developers pretend Chromuim as a
whole is permissively licensed. Those are licensing issues. I have never
heard of such licensing issues in Firefox. Mozilla's abusive trademark
policy is a completely different problem. It has nothing to do with how the
source code is licensed.
Well, it is an issue that it exists in the first place and that it is enabled
by default. It reveals the intent of the vendor and that is what bothers me.
The intent is "improving Firefox by getting usage information, e.g., the
state of the browser when it crashes".
Add to that the affiliations of that same vendor with PRISMed companies
Not the best argument to prefer Chromium, which is mainly developed by
Google, listed in the PRISM documents.
"With a concern for your privacy and safety" does not mean "thoroughly
And as a whole: the talks about how malicious non-free software followed by
conclusions and advises "that's why you should use free software" definitely
creates the implication that free software is safe.
"Not malicious" does not mean "safe". Nobody here claims that free software
has no vulnerability.
Yet consider the above and the reason why people here prefer free software
and ask various questions about how to secure their communication and web
browsing perfectly etc. Surely not because they want free telemetry. So this
is an issue that needs to be addressed somehow.
Your implication "People do not use free software because they want
telemetry" => "They do not want telemetry" is wrong.
Help Mozilla? The helpless Mozilla corporation? I am not quite sure I get
Using the same example has above: knowing the state of the browser when it
crashes helps to discover the related bug and fix it.