[Dev] about cloud services
emulatorman at riseup.net
Tue Jan 20 16:54:45 GMT 2015
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On 01/20/2015 01:45 PM, Nicolás Reynolds wrote:
> yesterday we were talking in the irc channel about
> mozilla-searchplugins and if they should be different in [libre]
> and [nonprism].
> since [nonprism] makes sure no program depends on proprietary
> services, icarious posed that mozilla-searchplugins as it is
> should be moved to [nonprism], while [libre] should contain only
> default search engines, like any other browser in non-[nonprism]
> i think this would be a regression, since duckduckgo as default
> search engine and disabling google services (like "safe"browsing)
> was one of the first features we implemented back when parabola
> consisted of a blacklist and a repo with linux-libre and icecat.
> so to make things clear, i think a distinction should be made
> between recommending or depending on proprietary/anti-privacy
> services that run entirely as remote services, like google search
> as default search engine or google unsafebrowsing, which should be
> removed in non-[nonprism] repos, and proprietary services that are
> accessed using free software, like proprietary protocols included
> in pidgin, having icedove or mua's have shortcuts to configure
> gmail, etc., which should be implemented only in [nonprism].
> of course this should be analyzed case per case (see the firefox
> hello issue on labs), but i think such distinction would prevent
> scalation a la "remove all contact with the unfree internet!",
> which could be a nice experiment, but not the scope of
> non-[nonprism], no?
> there's a fine line between freedom #0 and development decisions
> after all :)
> what do you think?
> : if i misunderstood you, please tell me so : i know ddg is
> yet another proprietary service...
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