[sf-lug] cookies in Ubuntu

jason stone jasonstone at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 07:56:00 PDT 2011

A timely posting on Slashdot today about a visualization program
called Collusion that displays behavior tracking...


On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 1:04 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Brian Morris (cymraegish at gmail.com):
>> ****Why couldn't Linux distributors do this integration?
> It's a really good idea, and I've wondered it myself.  At the bare
> minimum, I expect that distros like Debian could offer a metapackage
> that in one step pulls down and jams together the browser and several
> key extensions.  (Last I checked, both Debian and Ubuntu offer
> maintained distro packages for Adblock, Adblock Plus, and NoScript, at
> bare minimum.)
>> My point was to make it so easy for people to install the stuff that it
>> would get popular.
> Sure, I got that, and I'm sorry if I sounded cranky.
> If you want to understand why I might get cranky, imagine what it feels
> like to do a lot of work documenting a problem, why it exists, who's
> responsible for it (and why the creators of Firefox aren't motivated to
> help on account of conflict of interest, albeit a thousand times more on
> your side than the creators of Chrome), exactly how to fix it, and why
> -- only to hear back 'Yeah, but how can it be made simpler?'
> Want to make it simpler?  Fine, you do it.
> You think publishing somewhere a 'short, to-the-point list' will help?
> Cool, you do that.
> I mean that.  If you want to be a part of the Linux community,
> participate.  Don't just idly ask how unspecified theoretical
> people might do some free work for you.
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