Anyone else get an email from GitLab telling them that they're adding tracking scripts and until you agree to it your access to the website and API are revoked?

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From GitLab:

paste.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/23e31a29

- We're adding tracking
- Including third-party tracking
- There will be proprietary scripts
- The website and API will be broken for you until you agree

@sir So what they're saying is, *paying customers* will now be subject to *mandatory* telemetry and data collection?

I could *maybe* see their reasoning for installs hosted by GitLab, but a major selling point for self-hosting for many organizations is reducing the risk of disclosure of *their* paying customers' IP to third parties. Telemetry of any kind would be unacceptable to them.

@faoluin @sir Yes. I totally agree. This is ridiculous. I could understand if it is on gitlab.com but not on paid self-hosting software or any self-hosting.

@gaba @faoluin @sir Independently hosted instances of GitLab Community Edition are not affected, they say.

@chpietsch @gaba @faoluin @sir well they couldn't technically (or legally) enforce it on those anyway, since gitlab ce (the software) is free software and creating/maintaining a fork without their trackers would be trivial. So would spamming their analytics servers, btw.

@chpietsch @faoluin @sir Yes. They can't enforce it on Gitlab CE (that has an open source license). But they are requiring it for paid customers on their self-hosted Gitlab EE version.

@sir
Got it. At least they are not trying to hide it.

@sir
Final step before IPO. surprised they didn't wait till afterwards

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