Google has introduced that it’s chopping off entry to the Sync and “different Google Unique” APIs from all builds besides Google Chrome. It will make the Fedora Chromium construct considerably much less purposeful (together with each different distro packaged Chromium). It’s noteworthy that Google gave the builders of distribution Chromium packages these entry rights again in 2013 through API keys, particularly in order that we might have open supply builds of Chromium with (close to) function parity to Chrome. And now they’re taking it away. The reasoning given for this modification? Google doesn’t need customers to have the ability to “entry their private Chrome Sync information (akin to bookmarks) … with a non-Google, Chromium-based browser.” They’re not closing a safety gap, they’re simply requiring that everybody use Chrome.
Or to place it bluntly, they don’t need you to entry their Google API performance with out utilizing proprietary software program (Google Chrome). There isn’t any good motive for Google to do that, aside from to pressure folks to make use of Chrome.
That is what we within the enterprise name a “dick transfer”.