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Gitlab's "C" rating is overrated; add netneutrality; evaluate Playstore

From: repo-criteria-discuss . grokchem
Subject: Gitlab's "C" rating is overrated; add netneutrality; evaluate Playstore & F-Droid
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:55:43 -0500
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

* Gitlab overrated *

Gitlab forces Tor users to execute non-free j/s in order to solve a
CAPTCHA.  I believe this violates criteria C0.0 and C3.

* Proposal to add network neutrality criteria *

Does FSF believe only all people or only /some/ people should have
access to repos hosting free software?  I suspect the correct answer
here is /all/.  So by extension, shouldn't there be a network
neutrality criteria?  A core principle to network neutrality is
/access equality/.  A criteria is needed to counter access inequality,
whereby discrimination against people based on their geographic region
and whether they use Tor.  There is already a criteria for Tor, but
not too long ago Github had a scandal where people in certain regions
were exluded.

* Evaluations needed for Playstore and F-Droid *

There is a quite harmful trend where apps are exclusively available on
Google's Playstore.  Many people cannot download the app of their bank
without a Google account.  You can't even obtain the app for the
Instant Pot (kitchen appliance) without going through Google.  This
has really gotten out of hand.

The reason we need Playstore to be evaluated is so we can efficiently
write letters and posts to vendors who force consumers into
Playstore.  It would be useful to point to this site:

and say "please make your app available outside of the Playstore
because the Playstore has an F rating".

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