Re: [GitLab] Gravatar vs libravatar

Am Do., 20. Sep. 2018 um 15:48 Uhr schrieb Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org>:

And... we are reverting the change.

The service is shutting down and actually any call to their servers is redirecting to Gravatar, which is 
quite shady....

If someone wants to help with that and contact libravatar developers feel free to do so.

The service actually isn't shutting down, see the very first and bold
message on the blogpost ;-)

On Thu, 20 Sep 2018 at 15:33, Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org> wrote:

Done, enjoy!

On Thu, 6 Sep 2018 at 10:03, Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org> wrote:

There has been indeed many things I didn't realize back then!

This has got an overwhelming positive outcome, so seems replacing Gravatar by libravatar is the way 
forward. We will replace it in two weeks if no blocker appears.

Thanks all!

On Tue, 4 Sep 2018 at 18:00, Tobias Mueller <tobiasmue gnome org> wrote:


On Tue, 2018-09-04 at 11:24 -0400, Nicolas Dufresne wrote:
I'm surely not
the only one that isn't going that extreme in keeping control over
couple of my pictures flying around and won't go that far.
This is much less about you than it is about other people visiting our
Web site.  AFAIU, we trick those people into telling a third party (i.e.
Gravatar) that they are visiting our Web site.  While people can patch
their browsers to disable such behaviour, we might feel better when not
doing that by default. Because.. you know.. we claim to value their

Someone was going wild about the GPDR and claimed that GNOME would be
affected. If that's the case then we better not make ship code to our
visitors that exposes them to third parties.

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