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Re: Question about the project hosting requirements of Savannah

From: Ar Rakin
Subject: Re: Question about the project hosting requirements of Savannah
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2023 10:14:19 +0600

Thank you for the clarification.

On Tue, Mar 7, 2023 at 9:53 AM Svetlana Tkachenko <>

> Hi Ar
> It would be better to utilize Matrix or another fediverse-compatible
> protocol. It provides similar functionality, without causing yourself and
> your peers to the injustices of communicating through proprietary server,
> proprietary non-standard protocol, for which the main official client is
> also non-free, as far as I am aware. In this context however, it is great
> to see that you are programming for discord. It is better than utilizing
> discord and not programming for it -- or writing discord chat bots whose
> code is not freely licensed. Thank you for your choice.
> About Savannah requirements and eligibility:
> * To run LightBot and interact with it -- to provide it with input and
> read its output -- will this require the user to use a discord client? Is
> there a discord client that is freely licensed?
> (In the scenario that program 1 that requires the user to run a non-free
> program 2 in order for the user to be able to utilize program 1, program 1
> is considered non-free.)
> Regards,
> Svetlana

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