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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Hello, and setting up a server

From: Will Hill
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Hello, and setting up a server
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:01:30 -0500
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Server/Client is a false dichotomy designed to make you think of yourself as 
helpless and to make people afraid of sharing.  Attaching any computer to a 
network opens that computer to attack but a person running a free software 
social network is safer than someone simply browsing with malicious software 
like Microsoft Windows which is already an ongoing security disaster.  

It should be no more difficult to provide high quality social network software 
with reasonable default settings than it is to provide desktop software and 
my own experience says that's true.  I'm an ordinary user but I've been able 
to run "server" software for more than a decade without problems.

I have no "security" illusions.  Skilled crackers could easily break my 
computers, but they can do that no matter what I run.  The worst they can do 
is what software owners already do to non free software users - they can take 
over my computer, invade my privacy, keep me from being able to share, and 
otherwise use my computer against me and my neighbors.  My best protection is 
the free software community and multiple backups of things I consider 

Make yourself a full citizen of the internet today!  Share with your friends, 
family and strangers.  Your computer can do it. 

On Saturday 25 April 2015, Jim Garrett wrote:
> Lots of inexperienced people running servers sounds like a
>     large-scale security disaster waiting to happen.  Is there any way
>     this could be managed?

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