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Author: Kenn Thyrsted
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] zeitgeist and Devuan Linux
Absolutely agree with the idea, that this type of surveillance has no
place in any user-respecting distro.
However..Freedom to choose should - ideally - be an absolute.

Sadly this was almost not the case regarding systemd.
Had it not been for some diehards, devuan probably wouldn't exist.

I'm thankful that it does !

Regarding privacy-invasive, potential password-snooping, data-collecting
software as zeitgeist or Gnome Tracker being a hard dependency of GTK4 i
dislike the idea that it's flying under the radar.

What can be done - i don't know, but an installation warning that
"$package" is openly collecting your data and metadata i think should be

Wether it is possible to categorise and placing it as "Non-Privacy"
with an explicit choice - just as enabling "Non-Free-Repository" i don't


On 2023-01-05 22:39, altoid via Dng wrote:
> Hello:
> Before the Xmas holidays I came upon a post by a new member at the
> Dev1 Galaxy forum:
> https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=5406
> I had not ever come across this zeigeist package so had no idea of
> what it was about or what it did and was quite surprised at what I
> read.
> I would appreciate some input from members here at DNG on this
> package, specifically with respect to the possibility of it being/not
> being a problem for the Linux environment.
> Thanks in advance.
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