Gryllida
> DDG is free to all users, which is why non-JavaScript versions are available.

We're infringing users' software freedom rights by default, when they visit duckduckgo.com. This is a problem.

Another problem is that truly freedom-respecting service allows people to utilize the full set of features freely, but the html and lite versions are limited.
posted by Gryllida 3 years and 4 months ago Link

buckeye
no rights are being infringed by ddg and your arguments are are myoptic and ill-founded

if you don't like how this search engine works then use another one or better yet make your own so you can exercise what you perceive as freedom in your own way
posted by buckeye 3 years and 4 months ago Link
Gryllida
> no rights are being infringed by ddg

It is a common misconception that a right is not a right if it's not in the law, and a freedom is not a freedom if it's not enforced by legislative authorities. No, DuckDuckGo is not breaking the law. (This may have been what set you off and made you sound defensive; it should not have.)

What it is doing -- running non-free programs on users' computers -- is not ethical from the software freedom perspective.
posted by Gryllida 3 years and 4 months ago Link