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bug#32722: [O] bug#32722: bug#32722: bug#32722: 26.1; Org-publish depend

From: Leslie Watter
Subject: bug#32722: [O] bug#32722: bug#32722: bug#32722: 26.1; Org-publish depend on non-free platform ?
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:21:12 -0300

Hello all,

Just a little information:  since Dropbox update their API to 2.0
MobileOrg with this backend stopped to work, so anyone willing to use it will have 
to use either WebDAV, SSH or Local filesystem. AFAIK, there's no active development of MobileOrg 
in terms of having this issue [0] solved.

Updating the software could help more than just forking it and publishing it with another name.  There's 
some options (Orgzly, Syncthing) that can be used but none of them are as usefull as MobileOrg.

So, if anyone could contact Matthew Jones (https://github.com/matburt) and offer some help 
I think that could be a better approach than just forking it. Unfortunately I cannot help at this point.



[0] - https://github.com/matburt/mobileorg-android/issues/501

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I asked

  > > Is the WebDAV server code free software?  Can you talk to such a
  > > server without any nonfree client software?

Fortunately, Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden>'s information
shows that using WebDAV is no problem.

  > There are 2 other ways to use Android MobileOrg not included in the
  > worg page:
  > 1. SSH
  > 2. Local filesystem

It sounds like modifying Android MobileOrg so it used only those
methods plus WebDAV, and not Dropbox, could result in a free program
that could be in f-droid.  It would be useful for someone to do that
and publish it under a different name.

Once that gets done, it would be good to make Emacs encourage people to
use _that version_ of Android MobileOrg.

Until then, Emacs (including Org-mode) should not say or do anything
that would be likely to lead users to use the existing MobileOrg.
We should remove that text soon, and put in new text about the new
version when that new version is available.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

Leslie H. Watter

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