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[liberationtech] FOE - feed over email

Katrin Verclas katrin at mobileactive.org
Tue Mar 15 22:10:31 PDT 2011


Thanks, Jacob. 

Just to remind everyone why we are talking about this:  http://mobileactive.tumblr.com/ (An Open Letter to Congress on Internet Freedom).  This is the same BBG (that built the FOE tool)  that supposedly should be administering Internet Freedom Funds.  Hmhmh. Maybe their technical competence is subject to debate as well - something we do not address in the letter but an issue that would certainly be interesting to look at. My personal experience with their tech team there has been less than stellar last time I tried to work with them in an unnamed repressive country.

Best,

Katrin 


On Mar 16, 2011, at 12:59 AM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:

> On 03/14/2011 11:32 AM, Steve Weis wrote:
>> Good to hear. I'll update the post as such.
>> 
> 
> Thanks Steve,
> 
> You may also want to explain that this isn't even new technology - RMS
> has been reading websites (with Emacs, I assume) via email for probably
> longer than most people have been using a computer:
> http://stallman.org/stallman-computing.html
> 
> RMS says as point 5 of how he uses computers:
> "I have several free web browsers on my laptop, but I generally use my
> own machine only to talk with a few sites operated for or by the GNU
> Project, FSF or me. I will fetch web pages from other sites by sending
> mail to a program that fetches them much like wget and then mails them
> back to me."
> 
> Perhaps he will share the methods he uses in more detail?
> 
> I've cc'ed him and I'm sure he may eventually reply. If so, Richard, the
> context is this blog post:
> http://blog.saweis.net/security-issues-with-feed-over-email and if not,
> thanks for reading this far! ;-)
> 
> All the best,
> Jake
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Katrin Verclas
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