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[liberationtech] a privacy preserving and resilient social network

Ali-Reza Anghaie ali at packetknife.com
Fri Jun 28 00:17:00 PDT 2013


*nod* Yeah, that's was the hint I got.. but the bits about relay
servers, registration, etc. Lets set those aside.

How do you ~intend~ for this to behave in the wild? Every single
client w/ a Jetty stack? And - given that footprint - why not start
within a framework like I2P? (I'm not recommending anything, I'm
trying to understand without going too far off-kilter.)

-Ali


On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 3:09 AM, Alireza Mahdian
<alireza.mahdian at gmail.com> wrote:
> those are all to protect our organization (CU Boulder) from any liability.
> also the contents that can be shared on this social network can be pretty
> much anything and since we can't control or monitor any of the contents
> being shared we had to have a strict terms of use agreement just to be clear
> that if the terms of use agreement is violated we are not gonna be liable.
>
> On Jun 28, 2013, at 1:06 AM, Ali-Reza Anghaie <ali at packetknife.com> wrote:
>
> I had similar confusion when I first started poking around - couldn't
> find a proper LICENSE file and then the ToUs including things that
> read an awful lot like Facebook instead of a distrubuted
> privacy-centric system.
>
> Including:
>
> ---
> a. You will not provide any false personal information on MyZone, or
> create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
>
> b. You will not create more than one personal profile.
> ---
>
> My guess is this is because of the Uni affiliation right now..
>
> Architecture right now I'm not going to comment on. Going to
> reconsider past biases first.. -Ali
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:59 AM, Alireza Mahdian
> <alireza.mahdian at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> this is to prevent modifications that would render it as a malware. I
> haven't signed the code yet so I am just protecting myself from such
> liabilities.
>
> On Jun 28, 2013, at 12:51 AM, John Sullivan <johns at fsf.org> wrote:
>
> I like the idea, so I was checking it out. I was confused by this
> statement in the download terms:
>
> Since MyZone Client Application is open source, you will not change any
> part of MyZone’s code without the written approval of MyZone’s copyright
> owner Alireza Mahdian reached at (alireza.mahdian at colorado dot edu).
>
>
> Can you explain what you mean? Usually, something called "open source"
> can be modified without any additional written approval.
>
> -john
>
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