Linked by QuadSix50 on Tue 28th Jun 2011 12:01 UTC
KDE Looks as though Facebook has banned the use of kipi-plugins as a way to export photos to the social networking site using KDE applications like digiKam and Gwenview. Adding insult to injury, photos that were previously uploaded using this software have been deleted without warning.
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Facebook isn't really to blame here...
by Skender on Tue 28th Jun 2011 13:25 UTC
Skender
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2010-11-18

Apparently, Facebook banned this KIPI plugin because KDE distributes the Facebook API key together with it's source code... That violates the Facebook policy because others could use that key and pretend to be the KIPI plugin.

This must be a very common issue with open source applications and API keys... I don't really see a solution for this, except having every user (or maybe every Linux distribution) apply for its own API key.

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spudley99 Member since:
2009-03-25

I don't really see a solution for this, except having every user (or maybe every Linux distribution) apply for its own API key.


The distros would still need to supply the source code they used to compile the app, so it wouldn't change the issue.

The only solution would be to give a key to every user, and for the app to accept the key from a configuration file.

But that's not going to happen -- I can't see Facebook giving an API key to every user.

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