[tor-talk] torproject forum hosted by 3rd party?
tor-1qnuaylp at mpan.pl
Mon Jan 17 14:09:45 UTC 2022
There are two concerns I wish to address here. First is about the 3rd
party hosting, the other is about a move to forum software in general.
TPO is not hosted in organisation members’ basements. It’s already
under control of other parties like Hetzner. Switching to Discourse is
merely carving out a part of traffic and moving it to another entity. We
may discuss whether diversifying operators is beneficial or detrimential
for privacy, users’ freedoms, security and usability. We may argue if
that particular operator is better or worse. But the third party harm
argument is already moot: we are being passed through a 3rd party
service right now and even your message is being conveyed to GMail.
I am concerned about the move to a forum. I do see a value in
increasing accessibility for the general population, while the ML is
mostly dead and undermaintained, so the move seems reasonable. But
that’s not the case for other MLs. Since Discourse already supports
access over email, could it be possible to enable it for Tor Forums?
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