Re: GNOME Online Accounts extensibility

We discussed this with twitter, and they agreed that including the API
key in the packaging instead of in the upstream source was good enough
separation for them.  So for example, in the Ubuntu package we include
the "Ubuntu" API key for twitter.  And we recommend all distros to do
the same.  


On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 11:39 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On jue, 2011-10-06 at 14:30 -0400, Ken VanDine wrote:
> > Sorry, not trying to sound harsh here but I couldn't find a better way
> > to say this.  
> > 
> > Basically you are saying that GOA isn't really an open technology to
> > help consolidate user's online accounts, it is only to help consolidate
> > accounts for blessed GNOME apps?  This doesn't really help users in the
> > big picture, but I guess the design team makes those decisions.
> > 
> GOA already has support for Twitter and Facebook accounts, they are just
> disabled in the build by default because of the legal issues David
> mentions.
> In fact, I asked about enabling them by default recently, and David
> explained the distributing-the-keys problem, which needs to be solved.
> So, there's nothing to do with designers, it's just a legal issue.
> Out of curiosity, what keys does gwibber use? does it distribute them?

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