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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] FreeSpeechMe

From: Svetlana Tkachenko
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] FreeSpeechMe
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2015 20:54:18 +1100

I see no reason to make this feature built-in, but it being on the FSF 
directory is enough for interested users to find it from the add-on manager.

Svetlana Tkachenko

David Englund <address@hidden> wrote:
> Should the FreeSpeechMe add-on be part of the icecat package?
> FreeSpeechMe is a Free Software plug-in for [IceCat] that allows people 
> to effortlessly view Dot-Bit websites. It works on GNU/Linux and 
> Windows. Dot-Bit (.bit) is a new top-level domain that, unlike Dot-Com, 
> Dot-Net, Dot-UK, etc., is NOT controlled by any government or 
> corporation. FreeSpeechMe works over the distributed blockchain of the 
> inexpensive cryptocurrency, Namecoin (a derivative of BitCoin). Namecoin 
> is not generally traded as currency. It exists primarily for the purpose 
> of decentralized DNS.
> Free Software Directory: https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/FreeSpeechMe
> Homepage: http://bit.namecoin.info/freespeechme.html
>  From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.bit about .bit:
> *.bit* is a top-level domain 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-level_domain> that was created 
> outside the most commonly used domain name system 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_system> of the Internet 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet>, and is not sanctioned by ICANN 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICANN>. The .bit domain is served via the 
> Namecoin <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namecoin> infrastructure, which 
> acts as an alternative, decentralized 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralized> domain name system.^[1] 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.bit#cite_note-desk1-1> Use of the .bit 
> domain requires a copy of the Namecoin blockchain, a supporting public 
> DNS server, or a web browser plug-in.
> In February 2014, a beta version of a Windows/Linux Firefox plug-in 
> called FreeSpeechMe was released that allows automated resolution of 
> .bit addresses, by downloading the Namecoin block chain and running it 
> in the background.^[2] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.bit#cite_note-2>
> OpenNIC <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenNIC>'s DNS servers also 
> support resolution of .bit domains.
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> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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