[Sugar-devel] embedding a Twitter "Follow" and facebook follow

Sam P. sam at sam.today
Tue Jan 26 04:35:49 EST 2016

Hi Samson,

I think that you missed the point of what James said.  Facebook engages in
lots of tracking and questionable business practices, see the Stallman
article on this subject [1].  Maybe adding a link could be acceptable
(however do we want to send the message that we endorse facebook?), but I
would be against adding a "like button" - which allows facebook to run
whatever code they want on our page.

Also, why do we want Q&A on Facebook?  We already have social help, which
is arguably a platform better suited to hosting discourse (infact it uses a
software package called discourse which specialises in just that).  Social
help is also embedded in Sugar, whereas facebook is not.  Even if facebook
was a slightly better service for this, we are then allowing facebook
control over our communications with our users.  We are putting a lot of
trust in an for-profit company, which produces non-free software (ethically
opposite to Sugar) and allowing them to censor all of our communications
with users.  I'm not cool with that.


[1]  https://stallman.org/facebook.html

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 6:59 PM samson goddy <samsongoddy at hotmail.com>

> Sure that it helps track users location to know where your followers are
> coming from. Also its enables Question and Answers, live streaming in case
> we have some related sugar workshop. Attracts users to your page. lots more
> features
> > Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:44:57 +1100
> > From: quozl at laptop.org
> > To: samsongoddy at hotmail.com
> > CC: samparkinson3 at gmail.com; marketing at lists.sugarlabs.org;
> sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org; dwgipk at gmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] embedding a Twitter “Follow” and facebook
> follow
> >
> > Interesting idea.
> >
> > What is the privacy impact? Will a content element like this make it
> > possible for Twitter or Facebook to track our visitors? Is that
> > tracking consistent with Sugar Labs own policies on privacy? Will
> > Sugar Labs have a contract with Twitter or Facebook, or is the
> > relationship standard terms and conditions?
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 08:31:00AM +0100, samson goddy wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am letting the community to know that, I am seeking to get a
> verified profile
> > > for both of our account in twitter and facebook. It looks like one of
> the steps
> > > is embedding a Twitter “Follow” and facebook follow in our official
> website in
> > > order to get verified. So i am requesting the developers to enable
> this on the
> > > our home page and probably on the sugar labs wiki.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> >
> >
> > --
> > James Cameron
> > http://quozl.netrek.org/
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