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fSekrit / Re: Open-sourcing fSekrit
« on: February 12, 2016, 06:55 PM »
fSekrit is going opensource

Great news, thanks.  This is a great way to develop software that's going to be around in 10 - 20 years; the original BSD was born almost 38 years ago (3/9/1978) and no doubt some of the original code is still present.

License will be //TODO// - I'm leaning towards something permissive, though.

I know I don't have any reputation here but I'd like to argue on behalf of a license that specifically calls out patent usage, as patent law just gets weirder over the years.

  • Infoworld has an article on why you might want to avoid older permissive licenses like BSD and MIT.
  • For a more of a hands-on view, read the "Exclusions From License Grant" section of the OSL 3.0 and ask yourself: why is that section necessary?  It's because some programs under a very permissive license can still get patented in spite of the original author.

In terms of recommendations, the much of the reason for a version 3 of the GPL was wacky patent law stuff, but on the permissive side of course the lesser GPL (LGPL) and Apache 2.0 is loved by both huge companies and individuals.  Both are of course compatible with other GPL and Apache code, which may see your tools integrated or enhanced with other code.

Hope that helps.

fSekrit / Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.40 shrinkwrapped!
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:36 PM »
Although some of the users posting here have evaluated this security solution alongside PGP/GPG, it should be noted that simplicity in security is critical.  Even among some of the most paranoid, security conscious people I know, NOBODY uses PGP for some reason.

Few other things:

1. Any way to perhaps rename or change a fSekrit file so it will transfer across email services that block sending executables?  Maybe a zip file inside a zip file or something similar?

2. You mentioned over on awhile back that you'd open the source code http://www.portablef...dex.php?id=784#14386  ... any chance that's going to happen?

I know this is an old project so if you'd like it to mothball, I certainly understand.  Thanks for your work on it so far.

fSekrit / Re: fSekrit still in development?
« on: December 30, 2010, 05:55 PM »
Definitely in agreement with TT1, ideally with a GPL'd license.

I'm aware I could make my endorsement a bit more effective by actually donating to your project, but I'm not in a good way with money right now, so its just one more forum post on the matter.

If 2011 also ends up too busy to go through a code cleanup, please consider a deadline of some type to post the code as-is.  I've just seen a lot of closed-source projects disappear over the last year and their code gather dust.  Opening code isn't a sure way to avoid that, but it can help.

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