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Buddy you removed tmpmail.linux.pizza domain name.
I used that domain name for more 20 accounts.
Shit, I am in deep trouble
https://puri.sm/posts/how-purism-works-upstream-and-gives-back/ you can see the list of projects and partnerships here. You have to take things in perspective, they have a track record of working with Free Software projects and most of the people working there are also contributors to well known Free Software projects. https://puri.sm/about/team/
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@Purism Maybe start creditting the applications you forked, reskinned, and now sell for cash.
@purism @Purism While I'm all for decentralisation and moving away from malicious corporate entities, I don't really like how it's made to seem as if every service on librem.one is something made by Purism. The technical specifications do say what protocol is being used but not the underlying software and I think that's an underhanded way to go about it.
At least say LibremSocial is Mastodon, LibremTunnel is PIA, LibremMail is any old mail server with tight GPG integration & K-9 Mail from Android, and that LibremFiles and Contacts will, I assume, be Nextcloud.
I really don't like people that come along, take a good open source project, rebrand it, and pass it off as their own. Transparency is a good thing and I don't really see any on the front page of https://librem.one
If you were operating this as a non-profit, that would one thing. It's an entirely different matter to be making money from free software without giving credit where credit is due.
And I would like to say that that is exactly the kind of thing I would expect from Google or Apple. Not from a company like Purism. I didn't say they should link to the GitHub repos in the header of each listing. I didn't even say that they should link to the project anywhere. Just that they should, at the very least, say what software they're using. Otherwise, it's inadvertently putting the users in a walled garden because they don't realise that there are other options and other people running the same applications. For example, there's an entire network of people running these services (any many many more) for free on http://libreho.st
My comparison is an exaggeration. I don't have a problem with Purism at all. In fact, it's quite the opposite; I quite like everything you guys (I assume you're part of Purism?) do to further privacy and security. My problem is ONLY with librem.one and ONLY with the fact that Purism is not giving (what I deem) proper credit to the people whose work they're using.
Yes the internet is built on FLOSS but I think it is wrong to pass others' work off as your own regardless of who is doing it. From what I can see, all Purism has done is rebranded FLOSS services so "passing others' work off as your own" is precisely what they're doing.
As scathing as this criticism is, other than giving credit to the projects, I'm a big fan of what Purism is doing. If I had the money, I would have been one of the first backers of the Librem 5 and I would have a Purism laptop. Unfortunately, I'm a college student as well as a musician 😆
Managed hosting is when you own and run a site, but the hosting company does the behind-the-scenes tech stuff like installation and updates.
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There's also a well-established company called Masto.host offering #Mastodon managed hosting:
You can follow them at @mastohost
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