@jwildeboer amazing isn't it? We are meant to believe that with all their expertise, they couldn't code their own telemetry collection, and also that they care about our privacy, but you aren't allowed to turn this (totally innocent, not selling your data at all folks!) option off.
They said though that if you have DNT enabled in your browser this would prevent telemetry snippets from loading.
@jwildeboer If you're using their "proprietary services", you're not using Free Software.
If they did this to their free-of-charge users, that would be a different issue.
@jwildeboer So… don't use EE - it's a company and has always been. There is gitlab-ce (or FOSS). This is OS.
@jwildeboer Meh - others were faster, of course
…and once again: self hosted won. It's worth the hassle. Every gorram time.
@jwildeboer never fooled me, all I needed was to understand they follow the proprietary relicensing method of business...
@jwildeboer this is quite sad. On the bright side running omnibus community education is super easy and then you can keep control. Thank you so much for sharing.
I thought Gitlab was open-source?!?
And I just setup everything on Gitlab...
Guess I'll be looking at Gitea or another alternative.
@jwildeboer If you read the whole email, that only happens on installarions they have to support. Gitlab.com and EE installs.
If you go the actual open source route and install CE on your owm server these script are not there.
@jwildeboer This doesn't apply to the Community Edition. You can run your own instance of that (I do) and not have to deal with telemetry.
@jwildeboer Who said their "proprietary products" are free software? Pretty sure the claim applies to the self-hosted project.
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