news/report_2018_01 contains images hosted in github
One user on xmmp was reporting that news/report_2018_01 (actually displayed in the frontpage) contains image hosted on github.
Maybe would it be possible to host them on boum.org ?
Feel free to reject if not relevant.
#1 Updated by geb almost 2 years ago
Adding a bit of informations on request :
On a first hand, it may be seen a bit problematic for some people to load content from remote server(s) when browsing the Tails website. It would in fact inform the remote server(s) that a given user (IP address, browser fingerprint...) is browsing the Tails website, which page, etc with the HTTP referrer field.
While i tend to agree on this, the Tails spec make it clear that Tails do not try to strongly hide that somebody is using Tails, nor to hide that somebody is visiting the Tails Website if done using a classical Web Browser instead of Tor. However if possible, it may be relevant to try to not export this information to other third party(ies) than the Networks involved when a user visit the Tails Website.
On a another hand, I understand that it may be not practical and counterproductive for those using remote Git repository(ies) to work, to copy every images they want to put in news in the Tails website. It would increase the amount of work needed, not only by the new writer itself but for the infrastructure and the ones who maintain it.
While I don't have any strong opinion about it, and don't want to add more work to other people, I tend to think that it would be relevant to try to reduce the hosting of content in third party servers when it is possible.
#4 Updated by sajolida almost 2 years ago
I created this GitHub account for myself because:
- I need version control and HTTP publication of my UX work (images and other big files).
- Git repositories on git.tails.boum.org can't be browsed using HTTP.
- /blueprint can't be used to store big files.
I'm happy to use something else as our sysadmin see fit but I'm not ready to make my work more painful than pushing stuff to Git (eg. I won't use Redmine for that).
NB: That's not Technical writing.