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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] I'm new I have a few questions


From: krosos
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] I'm new I have a few questions
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:38:08 +0000


Julien Kyou:
> 
> 
> On 09/23/2015 05:54 PM, hellekin wrote:
>> Your question bears its response: this is a public mailing list, 
>> it's not encrypted.  (Where did you get this idea from?)
> 
>  the PGP Signatures at the ends of all the mails
> 
>> Software freedom does impose sacrifices.  It shouldn't, but it 
>> does. When there's no free version of what you're using, the 
>> dilemma is simple and complicated: either you keep using it, or
>> you don't.  From this dilemma, many things can be learned.
> 
> I Was More interested in Alternatives ( though I did mention Steam
> which is obviously Proprietary with no alternative)

Regard steam and leaving aside the general DRM problem:
I know of no alternatives, although I can't recommend GOG.com for the
way they package their gnu/linux versions/ports of games it is a DRM
free alternative. Additionally there are smaller platforms you can find
if you start looking for them (I forgot their names).

> 
>>> Third I was thinking of buying libre.org
> 
> 
>> The domain has been registered since 2001, and doesn't seem to be 
>> going anywhere.  If you're ready to spend the money to buy it from 
>> its current tenant, you're welcome to run any service you like in 
>> support of free software.  People will flood with ideas for such a 
>> name :)
> 
> 
> That was My Mistake I tested the URL "unable the connect" so I assumed
> it was available.
> 

You can check the whois of an domain to see if it is available with
dnstools or even use the website of an tld registrar.

>> I see why people would use address@hidden: it's a great word, 
>> short, etc.  Anonymous mail server sounds sketchy.  Do you mean 
>> something like "mailinator" where you can grab a username/mailbox 
>> and start receiving email there?
> 
> 
> Yes, Pretty Much.
> 
>>> Fourth is there a language learning service supported/endorsed
>>> by /available to/ Free-Software users.
> 
> 
>> There was a recent thread about it on this list.  Given that free 
>> software comes with the source code, the best "language learning 
>> service" is to read the code of great software.  YMMV.
> 
> 
> Sorry I should Have been More Specific. I meant like Spanish, Chinese.
> 
>> Cheers,
> 
>> == hk
> 
> 
> 

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