@jack Do you feel that those orgs (#Google, #Twitter or #Facebook) are truly open, even if their license model is? It seems as though the #opensource APIs and SDKs they might have are doorways to a closed world. And that they are directly connected to losses of #privacy, which is often a reason to use open source software.
What are your thoughts on that?
Whether or not a piece of software is open source or not is orthogonal to whether it helps or harms privacy, although there's probably a skew towards privacy-preserving functionality in open software.
Open source (and free software especially) is concerned with the legality and ethics of code distribution, modification and use.
Given that the OSI definition (criterion 6) and FSF software freedoms (freedom 0) grant people rights to use software for *any* reason, it follows that people may use (F)OSS for privacy-destroying reasons.
Obviously the fact that a (F)OSS project can be forked to remove privacy-destructive functionality is a big plus in its favour, but (F)OSS alone is not enough.
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