1 (edited by aloniv 2020-05-08 04:33:27)

Topic: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

Zoom bought it and the server code is not libre.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23102430
https://github.com/keybase/client/issues/6374
https://github.com/keybase/client/issues/24105
https://github.com/keybase/keybase-issues/issues/788
https://www.change.org/p/zoom-video-com … nd-as-foss

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Re: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

Agreed...

Hyperbola:

The Stable Secure Libre Arch!

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Re: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

Absolutely and faster the better.
Nothing to "trust" into!

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Re: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

I think we should suggest replacements so that users can still get some of the functionality provided by Keybase in Hyperbola.

I never used Keybase and if I understand correctly it provides many different functionalities. I do use a freely licensed software package which is available in the AUR called magic-wormhole (I installed an older version and had to upgrade some libraries in order to get it to work) which enables directly sending files from one user to another. It relies on a rendezvous server to connect the users at first which is also freely licensed so there is no lock-in and if the developer or company behind that package sells out Hyperbola can fork the last libre version.
https://github.com/warner/magic-wormhole-mailbox-server

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Re: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

Okay, that's a good point. But keybase seems to be implemented into more projects as even Mastodon got some interface implented and released on June 2019. From my current understanding - maybe wrong - there is no complete alternative. But without having the server-side released for such a long period of time this software is mainly more proprietary with excetions on the client-side!

The removal should be done immediately and afterwards there can be some researches done for alternatives.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

6 (edited by zapper 2020-05-09 02:33:43)

Re: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

throgh wrote:

Okay, that's a good point. But keybase seems to be implemented into more projects as even Mastodon got some interface implented and released on June 2019. From my current understanding - maybe wrong - there is no complete alternative. But without having the server-side released for such a long period of time this software is mainly more proprietary with excetions on the client-side!

The removal should be done immediately and afterwards there can be some researches done for alternatives.

Indeed, and it has been removed,

which reminds me, here is an alternative some mentioned:

https://keys.pub/

You can find the link within one of the keybase issues on github.

Although sadly its in development still.

Edit:

Actually, it hasn't been removed but it has been added to the blacklist on Hyperbola's git page. So probably it will be blocked soon. smile

Hyperbola:

The Stable Secure Libre Arch!

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Re: Should keybase be removed (it's in the community repo)?

Very cool, thanks for the insights. smile
And that would be great having a completely independent package based on a free, libre alternative.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!