On Tue, 2014-11-18 at 11:15 +0200, Nikos Roussos wrote:
>> I'm talking about the "advertisement" part.
Some people seem to be
>> bothered by this alone. Tiles feature indeed promotes some websites, but
>> we already do that.
> No, actually we don't. We promote websites because we honestly think
> they're useful, not because we're paid to do so.
That's irrelevant. Paid or not, promoting websites through tiles or
gnome-shell is the same form of advertisement.
Money is not irrelevant. Paid advertising is how we wound up with
pop-ups, hover ads, etc. The question is whether or not we can trust
Mozilla to steer clear of such things. So far there seems to be no
reason to trust Mozilla -- the ads are opt-out, they only sometimes
respect DNT, and they are being pushed despite the backlash from
At the very least Fedora should turn this feature off. My computer
should only become a platform for displaying commercial ads if I
explicitly opt-in to such a feature.