Skip to main content

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [List Home]
Re: [paho-dev] Website update to the Eclipse Solstice Theme - any volunteers to help?

Hi Greg,

thanks for the input.  The main motivation I had for including the Twitter feed was to make the web page more dynamic and useful with frequently updated information, which wasn't an extra overhead to maintain.

I presume we could have our own widget which subscribed in some way to a Twitter feed, perhaps though our own (MQTT) intermediary.  Would that be better?


On 18/06/2019 12:15, Greg Troxel wrote:
Ian Craggs <icraggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

I'd like to update the Paho website to use the nice clean looking
Eclipse Solstice Theme:

I think it would also allow us to reinstate the Twitter feed on the
home page by allowing us to conform to GDPR regulations.
I don't follow this, but regardless of GDPR, I think that web pages of
open source projects should not load third-party resources that engage
in tracking.  Even if there is a silly "this website uses cookies [but
doesn't explain that the use is abusive and includes use by third
parties, which a regular user cannot reasonably expected to understand]"

If there is a button to opt-in to twitter, and there is no twitter load
anyway, and the button provides meaningful notice, that's something

Perhaps eclipse could host a mastodon server that doesn't profile users,
and toot there (and mirror to other services), and that could be loaded.
(But I realize that's a lot of work.)

(I'm at the moment just a lurker on this list, intending to use some
paho clients and add them to pkgsrc some day.)


Ian Craggs
icraggs@xxxxxxxxxx                 IBM United Kingdom
Eclipse Paho Project Lead & Mosquitto Committer

Back to the top