Privacy Issue #3297

[netsurf] latest libre builds contains nonfree search engine

telur - almost 2 years ago - . Updated over 1 year ago.

info needed
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libre/netsurf 3.10-3.parabola1 [installed]
Lightweight and fast web browser, without non-privacy remote services

slaps google search right in main homepage and contains other nonprivacy search engine too.
maybe the libre patch is outdated and doesn't work anymore. please investigate.



Updated by wael over 1 year ago

The code itself is free-software, if there is enough interest it might make sense to consider a special package in nonprism.


Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from unconfirmed to info needed

indeed, we like to be clear that libre and privacy concerns are very different, and handled differently - eg: [libre] is mandatory - [nonprism] is optional

probably, the patches need re-working; but regardless, there may be some housekeeping in order - the blacklist entry is missing a BR reference; but it appears that the package is in libre only for privacy reasons - it probably should have been in nonprism all along - i suppose that this ticket could be the BR reference; and we can try to get this properly documented

$ grep netsurf blacklist.txt
netsurf:netsurf:::[uses-nonfree] has non-privacy search engines

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