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Important news about impending Thunderbird updates:
Thunderbird 78 is out, but it is not officially pushed out to
all users as an automatic update
(they recently did a 5% roll-out and you are one of the "testers").
One of the reasons is that most
Add-ons authors are still busy converting their Add-ons to the
new Add-ons system. This is the same with all my Add-ons - we
are working towards completing a 78 compatible version which
will be ready for Thunderbird 78.2 which is going to be pushed
to all users automatically around September 2020. With a
complicated Add-on like this we still have several weeks of work
and testing ahead.
If you have interest or comments in the conversion project please visit the quickFilters github:
Please do not manually upgrade to Thunderbird78 until the issue
is resolved. Better yet, wait for the automatic update pushed by
quickFilters is fully compatible with Thunderbird 68.12 - which is the latest version of the ending ESR period.
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What's the meaning of this free software ??
Free as in Free Speech, not as in Free Beer.
I think the most important aspect on free software is that it is a political statement to avoid the pitfalls of proprietary, monopoly driven software that coined terms such as "Embrace, Extend and Extinguish" and the innovation crippling model of patenting software (for further reading, please see links below). At the moment there is a conflict (I almost wrote war) between the old proprietary model of software and the Free Software Concept, and its you, the users who will really decide where the future will take us. By downloading the Mozilla products and extensions by independant software developers, like quickFilters, you are actively helping the cause.
The "free" Model
As users, we like to use the software the way we want, and we more or less expect it to be free of charge. The question is what do the commercial software vendors make of this? Since the advent of facebook is a shift of users (and their data) from being the customers becoming the merchandise, and the corporations becoming the customer. This is because even the best community sites cannot operate without profit. The web is already overfraught with advertisement and data mining - The alternative is truly Free software that is funded by donations.
there is an excellent description of this concept here:
Quote: Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer.
Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
Some Further Reading
- Richard Stallman - What is free software? - Youtube
- Free Software Definition
- Embrace, Extend and Extinguish - Wikipedia
- Patent Absurdity - How software patents broke the system
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar - an article about the philosphy behind the Open Source development model
- An in depth Stallman interview on free software and software patent - Youtube
- Open Source - Wikipedia
- The Browser Wars - Wikipedia