[Dev] about cloud services

Isaac David Reyes González isacdaavid at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 18:25:43 GMT 2015

Free services and proprietary services? What does that even mean?
I apologise for disrupting your discussion.

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at endefensadelsl.org>

> 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[0] 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] repos.
> i think this would be a regression, since duckduckgo[1] 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?
> [0]: if i misunderstood you, please tell me so
> [1]: i know ddg is yet another proprietary service...
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