Well, we all know that Diaspora* was born as a response against the massive surveillance in web services specially in the USA, so there’s no doubt we support the Free Software philosophy and we defend it.
I think it’s ironic that the Diaspora* source code is hosted on Github, a propietary and closed source service located in the USA.
There’s a lot of GIT services that are Free Software and offer a free hosted service, such as Gitorious and Gitlab.
Gitorious is located in Norway, so there’s less control from the USA government and it’s less vulnerable to the censorship. Github is a big focus for censorship due to its popularity. Recently the repositories from Popcorn Time (Github) were deleted because of the TPP, ACTA and MPAA. The same happened to the repositories related to third-party WhatsApp apps e.g. the Whatsapp Pidgin plugin.
The proposal is that the Diaspora* Foundation to change its official repo from Github to a Free alternative such as Gitorious or Gitlab.
I think that if we use and support a Free Software solution is better that continue feeding a non-free and non-ethical alternative, isn’t it?
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