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Re: Bug#896806: systemd-resolved violates The Debian Free Software Guidelines




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On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 11:20:00PM +0300, Abdullah Ramazanoglu wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 12:52:54 -0700 Don Armstrong said:
> 
> > If there is a concern here, it's a privacy concern. Google's public
> > statements regarding maintaining privacy and the need for working DNS to
> > do most things on the internet should counterbalance this privacy
> > concern for most users.
> 
> So according to MicroSoft's public statements, MS products are open, standard,
> secure, privacy respecting, and whatnot.

It seems this issue is fixed upstream. Would you like to check that?

Tone down. Apply Hanlon's razor generously. It's good this has been
noticed and pointed out -- but making a flamefest of it is, in the
end, counter-productive. Systemd is free software after all, even
if some of us don't like it

> Google is a proven PRISM accomplice.

<soapbox>

Show me *one* bigcorp which isn't. This is in the nature of things,
and if you want to change it, you'd better find practical ways to
avoid them and show others your tricks.

OTOH, it's 3500 Google employees who petitioned Google to not take
part in a military AI project [1]. In other times, those folks would
have lost their jobs in bulk or would even have ended up in jail
for anti-patriotic behaviour. Times change (not always for the better,
not always for the worse) and things are complex and multi-faceted.
Again, in practical terms, you would do much better to encourage
those 3500 which, in this instance, have done more for world
peace than me or you have. Or something.

</soapbox>

Cheers

[1] https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/technology/google-letter-ceo-pentagon-project.html
- -- tomás
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