[Gretl-devel] Google as mailing list search engine (terms of use)

Sven Schreiber svetosch at gmx.net
Tue Apr 19 18:58:33 EDT 2016


Hi,

the searches on the gretl mailing lists are done / handed over to 
Google. Some time (weeks/months?) ago Google changed its terms of 
service, and as a side effect requires explicit acceptance. So anybody 
who does not accept their terms of service is not able anymore to search 
on the gretl mailing lists.

I suspect that the reaction of some people is that they don't understand 
why one would decline Google's terms. On the other hand there are also 
people that don't see why some software should be free (as in speech) if 
Stata (or Eviews, or whatever) already provide (some of) the 
functionality...

cheers,
sven


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