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Reasons not to use Evenbrite.com (or Meetup.com)

All of this applies to meetup.com as well as eventbrite.com

There are two things wrong with evenbrite.com. The superficial flaw is that it requires running nonfree Javascript code. That's superficial in the sense that it could be fixed easily, but it's a fatal flaw until they do fix it; people should not run that nonfree Javascript code. See The Javascript Trap.

The fundamental flaw is that using evenbrite to register people for an event collects data about them and gives it to a company (with big brother reading over its shoulder).

If you want to register attendees for an event, please do it the ethical way: don't make them run any nonfree software, and don't make them send personal data (not even to you). That's how the FSF does it.


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