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Re: [project idea] Privacy tags in Debian

How about we start recording ideas for projects on:
https://wiki.debian.org/Outreachy/ideas ?


On 2018-08-16 08:07, Ulrike Uhlig wrote:
> Hi!
> I also have an idea for a GSoC or Outreachy internship.
> Debian's Debtag project allows anybody with an account to tag packages. [1]
> At this year's DebConf, we've worked on creating specific tags
> concerning privacy issues of packages [2]. This allows to say for
> example that a certain package uses a deprecated cryptographic
> algorithm, or that a program accesses the network without the user's
> consent [3].
> We've based these tags on F-Droid's list of anti-features. Whenever a
> user tries to install a package from F-Droid, they can see this list of
> anti-features and decide for themselves if they want to install the package.
> For Debian, we would like to implement a very similar display in Gnome
> Software and apt.
> I think this could be a valuable intern project. It would allow interns
> to understand Debian's inner functioning, and provide Debian users with
> a great functionality.
> I can help finding a mentor knowledgeable in apt/Gnome for such a
> project and could co-mentor such a thing (if needed).
> Cheers,
> Ulrike
> [1] https://debtags.debian.org/
> [2] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/PkgPrivacyMaintainers#Tag_packages
> [3] as an example, gnome-calculator fetching currency conversion rates:
> https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-calculator/issues/34
> [4] https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/AntiFeatures

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