Re: gravatar on bugs.debian.org - acceptable or not?
* Paul Wise <email@example.com>, 2013-03-15, 20:05:
I noticed that we are now showing gravatar on bugs.debian.org, and
This isn't true, it shows libravatar, which is run by a Debian member
IIRC (Francois Marier). Even for images of folks who are only on
gravatar it pulls them via libravatar. Not sure how things work on the
libravatar side, presumably it doesn't pass any information on to
libravatar.org makes a redirect to gravatar.com. So at least your IP is
revealed to both parties. And, if I understand correctly, each domain
owner can setup his own avatar server...
Frankly, the web is a lost cause when it comes to privacy and security.
True. But that's not a reason for Debian to contribute to this downfall.
The privacy concerns can be worked around by caching on .debian.org
side. But even if they were, I still wouldn't want BTS to show avatars.
They don't add any value, and they are distracting; and most
importantly, they are controlled by a 3rd party sites I don't trust.
I don't want users to associate me with the ugly green-brown blob. And
the only way to change that is to login to either libravatar.org or
gravatar.com; except that I don't want to have anything to do with
either of these sites.