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Tool Email Accounts

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After working on the culticycle for a while I have realized that I now am the owner of the google drive, GrabCAD, and imgur for the tool. Most of these have collaborative edit functions, however the owner carries other responsibilities that deters accessibility to all file editing, replacing, and organization. Have we thought about making an account per tool? For example, culticycle@gmail.com and then create all the additional accounts through this one email. Everyone would have access and therefore the lead collaborators can be dynamic as people move in and out of these projects. We would post the email and password to the tool page where anyone could then access it. This would allow for everyone to upload pictures into a collective location and limit lost documentation etc.

Darren's picture

I like this idea democratises the assets. But it would be great to use @farmhack.org email addresses.

I dont like the general over reliance almost everywhere on Google - gmail, hangouts, youtube, search, drive, docs etc. They get way to much of everyones data!!!! and have you ever stopped to read the terms and conditions? I read a bit of their email terms and you are effectively handing many rights over to them.

Could set up email on a server somewhere (obvious disadvantage is more work for devs/admin) or run redirects - some domain hosts give loads of redirects - eg. 1000 with https://www.gandi.net/

List of alternatives to gmail worth considering - https://www.privacytools.io/#email