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Telegram Desktop application Blacklisted From Synchronization in Purebrowser
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Telegram desktop application is blocked from syncronization with our repositories, the reason presented for this in https://master.pureos.net/synchrotron/blacklist is: "Connects to a proprietary service".

I am unsure if this is sufficient reason to block it, as we provide several Open Source applications that connect with "proprietary services", for example email clients that can connect with gmail and outlook, GOA that also supports connecting to: google, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Facebook.

My question is what is the difference with Telegram Desktop client?

Is it the fact that in spite the client is Open Source, it only connects with one service that is proprietary? Unlike the other examples.

What is the distinction here?

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joao.azevedo updated the task description. (Show Details)Wed, Nov 20, 11:22

The package telegram-desktop is Free software, and its ties to commercial rtworked services does not affect PureOS compliance as a GNU Free Software Distribution.

I see no need for blocking here.

@mak Please unblock telegram-desktop.

mak closed this task as Resolved.Wed, Nov 20, 16:42

Yay!