Just seeing this thread, but I don’t think Seven is wrong for suggesting this.
Purism is about providing convenience to its customers. Expecting all of their potential customers to go cold turkey on everything they know is kind of a ridicules proposition.
If youtube could be de-googled, then it is still the largest video repository on the internet. While MiniTube through no fault of it’s own might not be able to do this anymore, an app in the future which could, should not automatically be dismissed.
After all Google’s services are not evil because of what they are capable of, but because of how they are implemented to harvest personal data.
If Google decided to change course and goes full FOSS on all of their offerings, you would be screaming about how there isn’t any software that comes anywhere close to what Google offers and you’d be right. Google has the market that it does because it offers truly compelling services.
So thanks Seven for trying to share this.