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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 2 years and 10 months ago
Sorry, but this is not what I am looking for. I don't want to know about the backend I just want to make the javascript, that loads on peoples computers, have free licenses.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 2 years and 10 months ago
I am very happy that we are making this as popular as possible, hopefully we will get a reply from some people that work for DDG. I hope we will be able to make DDG fully free!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 2 years and 10 months ago
Sorry, I never meants price. "Free" is a confusing word in the English language. (I should have used 'libre' instead) I am fine with people charging their programs, but their programs should be free/libre software.

I do like gratis things but I do agree that some things must have a price.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 25 days ago
Sorry that I confused you, let me explain.

I meant "we" as in the people that support Free Software, such as myself and "the movement" is reffering to the Free Software Movement to spread use of free software.

Well, it is difficult to give examples because not many websites have free JavaScript but sites such as stallman.org and fsf.org do, but they are sites promoting free software so they would. It is dissapointing that most websites are not free but we do try to convince them (which is what I'm doing at the moment). AFAIK there is no free search enigne except for the ones without JavaScript at all.

DDG does not collect personal information, which is good but freedom is a different to privacy (though they do connect closely). I believe that DDG should be 100% free software to the user (does not have to be the server though, that is up to the people who run the server) so that people could have a fully private engine and that they know what their search engine is doing.

Just because a piece of software is made commercially does not mean that it must be propietery. I believe that all software should be free, commercial or not. Most companies' excuses are that propietery software is better for the money. But that is just them hiding their greed. Making free software is a business and you can make money out of it if you wish.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 25 days ago
I've mentioned that DDG is free software largely, but that does not cut it for me. I do use the HTML version and it is free, which is good, but most people do not use the HTML or lite versions. And the HTML and lite versions lack features that the JavaScript version has, such as theming. This is not the end of the world, since I will still have a fully functioning search enigne but it puts me under a disadvantage over the people who use the JavaScript version. We don't want freedom just for some hackers, but we want freedom for everyone and this will be a step in the right direction for the movement. So will you make the JavaScript free?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 25 days ago
I know he would, that's why I would not say "Open Source" to him. :P
And DDG likes to advertise itself as "Open Source" so I put it in there. "Open Source" is Free Software 99% of the time anyway. Maybe mentioning might have not been the best idea, but people that work on DDG will probably know what "Open Source" means, but might not know what Free Software means. I also put "Open Source" in inverted commas because I am not a supporter of "Open Source" in any way. It's just Free Software with the freedom part removed which I believe is the most important part of software.
a comment on the General Rambling Making DuckDuckGo's Javascript free 3 years and 26 days ago
Hello,

I have been using DuckDuckGo html for some time because it was a decent search engine and it had no tracking. But I was unable to use DuckDuckGo (JavaScript version) because of the propietery JavaScript it uses. (LibreJS would block it) This is dissapointing because I miss out on DDG's features and that you are not respecting the user's freedom.

DDG already provides the source code and it is Free Software (a.k.a "Open Source") but your JavaScript is not due to licencing. To solve this just add a license to your JavaScript - Simple.

The FSF will probably be happy to help if you need any. You can contact them at campaigns@fsf.org to start a conversation about making DuckDuckGo work without any nonfree JavaScript.

More info about the need for free JavaScript on the Web is available at https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/javascrip..., and you can see http://www.gnu.org/software/librejs/free... for instructions on freely licensing your JavaScript.

I hope you can make DuckDuckGo free to all users.
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