It's unacceptable if Members of the European Parliament have to use a service provided by an American company and agree to their Terms of Service in order to exercise the mandate. Representing citizens must not be conditioned upon using iCloud. https://www.kolaja.eu/en/post/20200617-remote_voting_in_the_european_parliament_why_using_ivote_is_a_strategic_mistake/
@marcel_kolaja What the actual fuck. So after resolution supporting open-source and the day after starting two antitrust probes against Apple somebody decided to force MEPs and their teams to buy thousands of Apple devices and lock them into their ecosystem when all they need is a web app?
@ondra The voting system is being decided at committee levels. Hence, some had decided before the probes started, some might decide after. Other than that, your summary is quite accurate.
@marcel_kolaja I'm just wondering whether it's motivated by desire to get the latest iOS devices (paid by taxpayers) or it's just plain old incompetence and they genuinely think you need a native app for everything. Though I can't decide what's more harmful.
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