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Freedom Issue #3005

[geoipupdate][sn0int]: TPPM for proprietary(?) data

gap - 18 days ago - . Updated 18 days ago.

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bug
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This program only seems to be useful for downloading proprietary(?) data from MaxMind; you need a MaxMind account and a license key in your configuration file. I presume the license key is used to authenticate a proprietary license and is not just an authentication session token (or something similar), hence the data it downloads is proprietary.

As far as I know, the programs it distributes are technically free, but there are no other places to download libre data which works with this program.


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#1

Updated by gap 18 days ago

geoip-database and geoip-database-extra contain libre data for geoip.

https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/

I think geoipupdate might be a TPPM for libre(?) data, although it seems to be a way to get updated data quicker than with geoip-database or geoip-database-extra.

#2

Updated by bill-auger 18 days ago

the typical TPPM problem, is with programs which download
executable code, and can mess up the system, and/or is non-free -
if the data files are freely modifiable, then they are probably
harmless

there is another concern though - does this program "phone home"
without asking the user first

#3

Updated by gap 18 days ago

I'd honestly recommend removing it for now since the data for it is available in the other packages I mentioned.

#4

Updated by bill-auger 18 days ago

  • Subject changed from [geoipupdate] TPPM for proprietary(?) data to [geoipupdate][sn0int]: TPPM for proprietary(?) data

'geoipupdate' is a hard dependency of 'sn0int', so that would need to be removed too - i suppose the decision rests on the desirability ratio of 'sn0int'

community/sn0int 0.20.1-1
    Semi-automatic OSINT framework and package manager
#5

Updated by bill-auger 18 days ago

  • Related to Freedom Issue #1035: [your-system-sanity]: Non-Free Software From Third-party Package Managers added
#6

Updated by gap 18 days ago

Oh no, sn0int is a TPPM too.

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