[quote=“dlkr, post:5, topic:5767, full:true”]
Sorry for the confusion. I am NOT suggesting that Purism implement ads or tracking. I’m thinking more along the lines of something like the Apple Photos + iCloud combination (my understanding is that it has no ads or tracking). However, the difference would be that it would be built with FOSS and open standards so that there is no walled-garden lock-in.[/quote]
Sorry, I wasn’t confused but my response was hurried
What I would have liked to expand on was that such a service opens up an easier avenue of tracking and surveillance (your pics, stored on someone else’s servers! Plus they’re on DigitalOcean, so even less safe by definition vs running their own hardware), and so Purism would need to be thoughtful and consider very carefully how to implement or design such a service to keep aligning with their goals - otherwise what’s the point of yet another Google/iCloud Photos clone that doesn’t bring a focus on privacy and anti-tracking? When you’re one ToS update, technical or malicious mishap or NSL away from eroding that same privacy…
Compared to say the encrypted email service (PGP works! And deleting old emails is a reasonable compromise if you don’t expect your mailbox to be gmail, etc), or to Librem Social (it’s public anyway!), htis needs more thought
And yes NextCloud has a gallery app, is open and federated, can be self-hosted, so it’s already a good starting point… But again just hosting it themselves without considering the implications of hosting other people’s unencrypted files and photos… Not a good idea IMO.
Hope this helps understand where my mind was going!