[Replicant] Review of MicroG and collaboration with Free Software Directory
Adonay Felipe Nogueira
adfeno at hyperbola.info
Fri Jul 23 15:59:07 UTC 2021
Em 23-07-2021 11:48, Adonay Felipe Nogueira via Replicant escreveu:
> Em 23-07-2021 11:05, Adonay Felipe Nogueira via Replicant escreveu:
>> Em 16-07-2021 12:05, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli escreveu:
>>> At least that functionality is not suited for distributions that
>>> follow the Free System Distribution Guidelines (FSDG) because "The
>>> distro must contain no DRM, no back doors, and no spyware.".
>> Interesting take.
>> I don't know if the FSF or the reviewers of FSDG-fit distros consider
>> sending Push Notifications information to a pre-defined set of
>> third-parties an infringement of that section of the FSDG, if the core
>> of the issue is just that it would be sending it to a set of
>> centralizing parties such as Google or, if Push Notifications itself is
>> to be considered a problem (since the concept basically involves a third
>> party storing and spying on the messages sent to the client 24/7 just
>> for the sake of power saving). In any case, I do recognize that this is
>> a good argument. I'll open a discussion on the review work group to
>> raise and question these points.
> I have to make a correction: I do not intend to limit this to only Push
> Notifications, but also would like to discuss this for all other things
> provided by MicroG.
I found the answer for the questions myself, I forgot that  existed,
and since Google is listed there with multiple issues related to Android
and Google Services, then MicroG can be considered malware by extension
since it connects to Google.
I hope OpenPush () is found to be not just free/libre software but
also acceptable for inclusion on FSDG-fit distros. On the last type of
review, there is currently none on the Directory ().
: https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/ .
: https://archive.fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/dip_openpush/ .
: https://directory.fsf.org/wiki?title=Special:Search&search=push .
: https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/OpenPush .
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