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[Freedombox-discuss] BitTorrent Sync - unfree software?

----- Original Message -----
> From: John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com>
> To: freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org; gnu at toad.com
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] BitTorrent Sync - unfree software?
> If BitTorrent Sync isn't free software, there isn't much point in
> talking about using it in FreedomBox.? So far I see nothing but
> "invitation only" binaries.? There is a brief License discussion in 
> the
> Forum, but no answer from BitTorrent:
> ? http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/8504-license/
> ??? John

Good catch; there's a suspicious dearth of information about how
this will be licensed when finally released.? Curious to see how they
respond on that thread.

Anyway, its frontend has the right approach-- encryption by default,
no assumption that "LAN" means "secure", and scales using proven
technology that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel.? That's an approach
that should be used in FBX.


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