gnome-online-accounts recommends non-free software/service

DoneSubmitted by Raghav "RG" Gururajan.
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Raghav "RG" Gururajan wrote on 9 Feb 2019 07:31
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Hi,
I just found out in my GuixSD that gnome-online-accounts in system settings is showing options for Google, Facebook, etc.
Regards,Raghav Gururajan
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 9 Feb 2019 15:09
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Hello,
"Raghav \"RG\" Gururajan" <rg@mail.raghavgururajan.net> skribis:
Toggle quote (2 lines)> I just found out in my GuixSD that gnome-online-accounts in system settings is showing options for Google, Facebook, etc.
gnome-online-accounts provides options for the services you mention; itdoes not refer to non-free software, though.
The notion of “non-free” cannot be applied to a service. A servicemight be SaaSS (“service as a software substitute” as RMS puts it), butthat’s not the case here because gnome-online-accounts runs locally andinteracts with the services via HTTP.
Of course these services are a serious threat to user privacy. However,Guix is committed to the FSDG and in that context there is no validreason to exclude or modify gnome-online-accounts in Guix.
Thanks,Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 9 Feb 2019 23:10
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