fruitoftheloom wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:54 am
Until a Lawyer is involved, there can not be a definitive answer, so far all the concerns are people's perspectives.
That's wrong. No need for a lawyer to tell it is sending data about its users without their consent, which is something that GDPR explicitly forbids. It is the other way around, they need a lawyer to prove they haven't broke any laws on purpose (which would be difficult as etcher does send these even if the user explicitly turned this feature off, that's an open ticket as we speak. It is hard to believe to be a simple bug when it generates profit for the company).
If it was such a "big issue" there would be more Web Searches flagging this up ??
It is great we have alternatives, but deriding a product to promote an alternative leaves a sour taste.
Maybe Google's ChromeOS SD Card Creator is a good alternative ?
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... hromeos.md
Err no that would send Analytics to Alphabet !!! but at least it should be available in Chromium based Browsers ???
Anything that reads LOCAL files and writes to LOCAL devices and needs internet for that is just bad. Period.
B.Goode wrote:At present usbimager is the work of one lone developer, and is stated by that developer to have 'beta' status. Perhaps a little premature to be promoting it as a panacea?
We probably have different idea about the 'beta' status. Let me phrase it this way: it is fully functional
, it works all the times for its author, and it needs to be tested on wider range of machines so that all possible bugs can be located. Therefore it is at the stage where it should be promoted; so that users became aware of it, and can test it out for themselves. But if this bothers you, call the current version release candidate
About one developer, true, but a very talented and experienced one (everybody says that). Furthermore the entire source is available, it is Open Source, it is not tied to anybody nor to any company. If it happens that tomorrow the tram cuts me in half, all the information accessible and anyone could pick up the project, there's absolutely no disadvantage in currently having one developer only.