Why does FreeBSD insist on https?

Dieter BSD dieterbsd at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 20:26:37 UTC 2015

Why do so many FreeBSD URLs redirect from http to https?
What is this intended to accomplish?

This is user-hostile.  Some browsers cannot do https, and there are
good reasons (unrelated to http vs https) to use these browsers.
There are also good reasons to prefer http over https even with a browser
that can do https.  Https is useful when needed, but it isn't needed here.

Can someone *please* fix this?

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