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DATE 2006-10-26
FROM rc
SUBJECT Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
These may help
bedtime!
g'nite
R

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books

http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://2020ok.com/

http://www.netlibrary.net/index.htm

Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 19:13, rc wrote:
>> Well, it hides all that techie stuff... it a LaTeX GUI word processor
>> that professes not WYSIWYG but WYSIWYM - What You See Is What You Mean
>>
>> Just type and the templates spit out whatever you want all completely
>> typeset and professionally formatted ready for print: book, ebook,
>> screenplay, business letter, etc.
>>
>> For a writer it's perfect since you don't have to worry about layout,
>> pagation, index, TOC, footers, footnotes, etc... all produced on the
>> fly. It takes just a few minutes to get used to and there is a great
>> built in tutorial. The hardest thing to get used to is the fact that
>> you just type, no formating borders, spacing, or some insane "auto
>> format" garbage.
>>
>> Just write. Very nice indeed.
>>
>
> Your a great sales rep Ray. I don't know how we keep missing that most
> valuable aspect of you!.
>
> It took me weeks to home my original programming with Perl notes, and
> I'm interested if all the color coding for the programming code could
> have been made easier. As it was I had developed a system to make the
> notes. I loaded the program into gvim, and exported the color as html.
> Then I wrote script which would add the HTML encoded code into the notes
> where the scripts would find tags in my notes for the programs. I let
> the magic of HTML and a standard browser do the rest.
>
> Even with the scripts used to speed up the process, it was hours of
> work.
>
> Now I need a book by Friday for my 5th grader, a Biography on FDR. So I
> have zero time off and I ran to LULU to see if they have anything. It
> comes up blank. I'm going to have a problem. 8+ years into the digital
> revolution and I STILL can't download a simple Biography in book form on
> the most important figure of the 20th Century who wasn't named John,
> Paul, George or Ringo.
>
> I just want to thank all the hard working people in Congress for there
> worthless contribution.
>
> Ruben
>
>> R
>>
>> Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> Not another TeX analogue?
>>>
>>> Ruben
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 04:50:28PM -0400, rc wrote:
>>>> Yeah, its great, awesome monetary split compared to traditional
>>>> publishing. I have been playing with LyX for a couple of weeks. It
>>>> rocks, period. Plus, I believe it will spit out a final format ready
>>>> for lulu if it doesn't hook right into over the net.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.lyx.org/
>>>>
>>>> R
>>>>
>>>> Ruben Safir wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 11:21:01AM -0400, rc wrote:
>>>>>> BTW - Lulu.com was founded by Red Hat founder Bob Young
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/secure_voip_calling_free_software_right_to_privacy
>>>>>>
>>>>> Say - I didn't know that. LULU looks like it might be a seriously useful
>>>>> tool
>>>>> when we publish out text book.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ruben
>>>>>
>>>>>> Secure VoIP calling, free software, and the right to privacy
>>>>>>
>>>>>> By David Sugar
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Online on: 24/10/2006
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All free nations in the world today recognize certain basic principles,
>>>>>> such as freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the freedom of
>>>>>> privacy. These values that we all share were articulated by and fought
>>>>>> for by people such as Voltaire, Jefferson, and Bolivar. This common
>>>>>> heritage of freedom is today under attack by those who wish to turn the
>>>>>> clock back on human progress. We all know that a government that lives
>>>>>> in such fear of its own citizens that it must spy on them and claims the
>>>>>> authority to do so en-mass and unchallengeable is not a legitimate
>>>>>> government of the people it claims to serve.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There is an interesting story about George Washington during the
>>>>>> American Revolutionary War. At one point some of Washington's officers
>>>>>> were plotting rebellion against him, and he accidentally received a
>>>>>> dispatch that was meant for one of the conspirators. Having opened it,
>>>>>> and read it, he realized what had happened, and then asked the courier
>>>>>> to please apologize because the letter was not meant for him. He choose
>>>>>> to act as best he could in a manner as if he had not read the letter.
>>>>>> For Washington understood that even at a time of war, there are certain
>>>>>> ideals that must never be sacrificed, otherwise even if victory was
>>>>>> achieved, it is not worth the price of a nation nobody would wish to
>>>>>> live in.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> With these thoughts, we chose, on the first Monday of this October, to
>>>>>> release a stack for secure VOIP calling, as free software developed
>>>>>> through GNU Telephony, a loose organization of developers who specialize
>>>>>> in free software for telecommunications. We accomplished this by
>>>>>> creating a free software stack that implements Phil Zimmerman's ZRTP, as
>>>>>> well as the Secure RTP spec. This is now part of the GNU RTP Stack,
>>>>>> ccrtp. We chose to make this available for immediate use in the most
>>>>>> compelling way, by having available at the same time, a complete secure
>>>>>> softphone client anyone can also download and use and which implements
>>>>>> the secure calling features in an easy to use manner. This client was
>>>>>> the Twinkle Softphone client, developed by Michel De Boer, and modified
>>>>>> with his help to meet this goal in time with our initial release.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Secure calling VOIP using ZRTP operates much like ssh in concept. The
>>>>>> keys for communication are generated locally, rather than using an
>>>>>> external certificate authority, hence preventing weak or poisoned
>>>>>> certificates which SRTP potentially allows. Fingerprint session
>>>>>> signatures are shown and cached much like the ssh host fingerprints, so
>>>>>> that one can determine if there is a man in the middle decrypting at one
>>>>>> end and encrypting to another.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What we have developed does not interfere with lawful police
>>>>>> investigations, since the end point can still be compromised with
>>>>>> physical access, presumably executed as part of a lawful and judicially
>>>>>> supervised court order. But it does prevent arbitrary and mass spying on
>>>>>> what people say, which must come to an end before all other freedoms are
>>>>>> lost. With additional technologies including tls secured SIP and
>>>>>> anonymizing connection proxies, it is possible to also reduce
>>>>>> associative information signal that intelligence so desperately wishes
>>>>>> to mine, and that is a goal of later phases of this project.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Since it is free software, anyone can download and use it. Since it is
>>>>>> offered as a library, it can be used to produce applications, like
>>>>>> Twinkle, that can perform secure communications by design, rather than
>>>>>> as an afterthought. This technology is here to stay. There are enough
>>>>>> people who have set it up now around the world, including some I
>>>>>> personally showed. The source is available and mirrored worldwide.
>>>>>> Binaries have been build and now distributed in Debian. Much of that was
>>>>>> all done very rapidly and early on at the start of the month, the rest
>>>>>> while I was in Maturin speaking at the IVth International Free Knowledge
>>>>>> Conference, which I will write about next week, to deliberately make
>>>>>> sure it was immediately usable and widely disseminated.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This technology we are bringing to free VOIP software was of course
>>>>>> first proposed, in a proprietary form, and as an external proxy known as
>>>>>> zfone, by Phil Zimmerman. Much of the work in developing secure calling
>>>>>> in the GNU RTP Stack was done by people like Werner Dittman and Federico
>>>>>> Pouzols, and with lots of Michel De Boer from Twinkle. Whether you are a
>>>>>> head of state wishing to communicate in private, a union organizer
>>>>>> within a company, or simply talking to your family and friends, you have
>>>>>> a basic right and expectation of privacy. We intend to do everything in
>>>>>> our power to help further that goal.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Further information can be found at GNU Telephony
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ruben Safir wrote:
>>>>>>> On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 10:32:43PM -0400, einker wrote:
>>>>>>>> I' ve been reading this since issue #5. I thought you knew about it ....
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I discovered it last month and posted a note about it to the list.
>>>>>>> Since I got no responses, I thought I'd mention it again./ It would be
>>>>>>> nice to make
>>>>>>> a contribution to their rag. They did a much better job than we did
>>>>>>> trying to promote the same thing.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ruben
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 10/23/06, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Has anyone seen this Free Software Magazine at
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> This site is one of the best examples of Free Software in action I've
>>>>>>>>> ever
>>>>>>>>> seen.
>>>>>>>>> Its content is awesome, the commentaries just wonderful and in depth.
>>>>>>>>> The
>>>>>>>>> Magazine is everything I had hoped for with the NYLXS Quarterly
>>>>>>>>> Journal as
>>>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>>>> serious review journal that doesn't completely lose the new user or
>>>>>>>>> program
>>>>>>>>> user of computers.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> And David Sugar is a regular writer in it.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> And then they discovered this every cool social enginering tool.....
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://www.lulu.com/
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Ruben
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> __________________________
>>>>>>>>> Brooklyn Linux Solutions
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
>>>>>>>>> that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
>>>>>>>>> proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
>>>>>>>>> http://fairuse.nylxs.com
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming
>>>>>>>>> sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need
>>>>>>>>> the ability to participate in our own society."
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Consulting
>>>>>>>>> http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
>>>>>>>>> http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/resources - Unpublished Archive or stories and
>>>>>>>>> articles from around the net
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Evan M. Inker
>

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  10. 2006-10-25 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
  11. 2006-10-25 rc <ray-pub-at-rcn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
  12. 2006-10-25 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
  13. 2006-10-25 rc <ray-pub-at-rcn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
  14. 2006-10-25 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
  15. 2006-10-26 rc <ray-pub-at-rcn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Free Software Magazine
  16. 2006-10-27 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [info-at-meetup.com: Google hosts Nov NY Tech Meetup]
  17. 2006-10-27 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Copyright discussion on NPR
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