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[Bug-gnuzilla] Closed

From: David Englund
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] Closed
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:54:45 +0100
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On 2015-02-08 03:39, David Englund 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 that was created outside the most commonly used domain name system of the Internet, and is not sanctioned by ICANN. The .bit domain is served via the Namecoin infrastructure, which acts as an alternative, decentralized domain name system.[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]

OpenNIC's DNS servers also support resolution of .bit domains.

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