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I address this issue here to know the opinion about the FLOSS community and, being the case, support a possible decision to move YaCy development away of GitHub. **Just before to post in the GitHub issue** I would warn you about Wolfbeast GitHub user, who is the Pale Moon main dev and could have an important influence denying the idea. I am not at all agaisnt him but I don't support his opinions related to other projects like F-Droid: - https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/-/merge_requests/260 - https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?t=5772 Given that Firefox could be dying, Pale Moon and UXP based software could be rised so much and would be given the only independent alternative based on Firefox code even if it's in an older version maintained up-to-date in certain way. I repeat: **take in account that before writing there.** You always can put reactions on main post to support the request.



De-Googling FOSS: Fonts
Hello folks. Have submitted a couple of PRs on projects to remove Open Sans (hosted via Google Fonts) and replace with something local. Not a lot of luck yet though. Main issue: Google uses Google Fonts to track users. Solution #1? include the font locally ... Problem with this solution: Trying to include fonts in a project is a licensing issue: Open Sans is Apache 2.0 licensed; this precludes it being integrated with any GPL v2 projects. Solution #2? find a similar font ... Problem: I'm struggling to find a font that is "similar enough" to Open Sans to default to instead. Lots of projects use Open Sans - yes, it looks great - but really a lot of difficulty in incorporating this into projects (and stop using track-happy CDNs) right now, just because of licensing. Any suggestions, either in getting round licensing, or suggesting alternative fonts that project maintainers are likely to be happy to use instead?



Degoogling the Fediverse
While https://joinmastodon.org might look good at the first view,it unfortunately has hidden Google shit which isn't required. If you hit the "How it works" button,you get to see a Youtube video which could also be loaded from https://peertube.social/videos/watch/7a087e5f-68e0-4359-8035-bfd9752e9b2e or at least using Invidious. It's even worse than it looks first because it's not loaded using a more or less safe sandbox using a Iframe but instead a Youtube Javascript is loaded directly into Mastodons page. Now have a look at https://docs.joinmastodon.org - Another Youtube video (or maybe the same,this shit gets blocked here so I don't know),this time even without needing to click a button. Additionally is tries to load a Google font. Again that gets blocked here because I don't want to see any Google shit on the internet but the page looks good anyway. This could be removed without any replacement and likely nobody would even notice. Alternatively,it could be embedded in a privacy-friendly way from Mastodons own server. So let's have a look at other projects... https://gup.pe may be useful but it's an epic fail when it comes to privacy :loudly crying face: Every page tries to load Google fonts. And I'm talking about the actual project,not only a documentation page. With Google fonts blocked,the page looks good,so just why?!?! Having a look at Fediverse infrastructure providers,it doesn't get better. The biggest managed Mastodon hoster https://masto.host is also trying to load Google fonts for no reason :face with rolling eyes: At least they're not using ReCaptcha for the sign up what,in fact,was what I expected when I opened the sign up page for checking it. In my opinion it's very important that we keep the Fediverse safe from the bad players which have already turned a large part of the internet into their corporate network. We should try to reach out to the responsible people,no matter if it's a open source project like Guppe or a infrastructure provider like Masto.host. Another important point is to make Fediverse software protect its users by rewriting links to evil third-party services to better ones. We should support issues like this: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/12145 Also we shouldn't tolerate instances hosted on Google Cloud. I'm really sad when I see that even people in the Mastodon community who I thought they'd care about Mastodon think that it's okay to use Googles malicious network to host their servers. Instances like that must be isolated,for example by using these firewall rules: https://paste.bka.li/view/8308edd5

How to find potential projects?
Do you have any strategies for finding projects which can be degoogled? I tried the GitHub search, but I was not too successful. Ty!


ReverseEagle [DEPRECATED]
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    Welcome to ReverseEagle

    Let’s take an extra step forward to create a private, free, and healthy internet, and software that you can trust.

    We remove proprietary code from FOSS projects.

    Too many projects that claim to be a bastion of privacy have been overtaken by the influence of corporations.

    The whole idea of FOSS is being torn apart by companies who don’t have our best interests at heart.

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