Use , they said. It’s Free Software, they said. They will respect your privacy. They’re the good ones.

@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.

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@yojimbo AFAICS they’re doing it to all gitlab.com users. Only when you run your own instance without support you are exempted. Am I wrong?

@jwildeboer gitlab.com is not free software, that is what @yojimbo wamted to say, i believe.

@laufi @jwildeboer I agree now that's what I should have said - actually I think I got it wrong in my first comment.

@jwildeboer I think you're correct.

I see external third-party trackers in their public non-logged-in page right now, pointing to Marketo, Google Analytics, Cookiebot, Bizible as well as the 'normal' but still uncool swifttype, fontawesome, cloudflare.

Mind you, they could self-host all the endpoints, and no-one would be sure that's what they were doing. So doing it openly is at least a little less scummy.

@yojimbo blocking API access until you’ve accepted the new terms with no opt-out possible however is kinda scummy IMHO.

@jwildeboer @yojimbo that's what they said in the email. Community release for self hosting keeps being clean.

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