Re: Proposing libgdata as a new desktop module

On Fri, 2009-05-08 at 19:24 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> 2009/5/8 Josselin Mouette <joss debian org>:
> > Le vendredi 08 mai 2009 à 10:32 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki a écrit :
> >> Please don't take it as rude but while we sure want to provide a fully
> >> open desktop, our users have to store their data *somewhere*. Be it
> >> Google (Docs, Contacts, Calendar, Picasa), Yahoo (Flickr) or DropBox.
> > Please don’t take it as paranoid, but I think we should try to protect
> > our users’ data instead of inciting them to outsource it to a handful of
> > companies with no interest in protecting it.
> I am not sure what you are trying to say, I actually pay Flickr with
> real cash money to store my data there. We shouldn't go as far as to
> force or even encourage users to store their data with third parties
> but we certainly shouldn't forbid it either. I, for one, *do* want to
> use all of these services and can't see why GNOME should make it any
> harder :)

Note that GNOME won't be making it any harder by not moving libgdata
into the desktop set; it'll still be integrated where appropriate. It
just means that GNOME isn't actively encouraging the use of Google's
non-libre services.


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