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a comment on the blog post 2015 Open Source Donations 3 years and 19 days ago
Yeah thanks! Please also address https://duck.co/forum/thread/11534/makin... ASAP - no donations remove your responsibility to not provide users with non-free software to run on their computers...
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 26 days ago
1) Open-source vs closed-source is not the main concern. The main concern is that _I_ should be able to modify and distribute every program I run on my computer. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-sourc...

2) It is an ethical issue to release all programs running on my computer under a copyleft licence. Releasing only a part does not solve the problem: it's still impossible to use your upgraded website without subjecting myself to running non-free programs.

Please fix that.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 1 month ago
buckeye,

You already said your opinion once. Everyone else will also say their opinion once, and there is no need to repeat yourself. Thanks.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 1 month ago
> 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.
a comment on the General Rambling Turn ads off by default 3 years and 1 month ago
I asked several users and they all dislike the sponsored links. Can we please default to not doing it?

(This is actionable, someone please move it to the IDEA section of the forum. I keep trying to find it but I don't see it.)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Creative Commons license filtering in search? 3 years and 1 month ago
(Please move it to the idea section of the forum because it is actionable.) I suppose this idea. I suggest flexible license filtering, not only 1 license, and divide licenses into "free" and "non-free" categories. The crawler needs to look for LINK or A elements which have rel attribute set to "license" or "copyright".
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 1 month ago
> 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.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Wikimedia projects integration 3 years and 5 months ago
Hi!

These things are done via APIs. Think wiktionary has (or at least should have) an API too and the nice thing is that you can edit it. :)
a comment on the General Rambling Wikimedia projects integration 3 years and 5 months ago
Raised this before at a uservoice thingy but I am not seeing it anywhere. Emailed in, no response.

Would like us to integrate Wikimedia projects into our various search results types:
- news: Wikinews
- images: Wikimedia Commons (images)
- videos: Wikimedia Commons (videos) [tired of YouTube all over the place there]
- definitions: Wiktionary
- books: Wikisource
- recipes: Wikibooks
- (whatever I missed)
- ...

Thoughts? How to do it properly?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling petsc functions 4 years and 4 months ago
Would this forum want to have a 'move this thread' button accessible for me and admins?
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