Message info
To:coworking From:elf Pavlik Subject:Re: [Coworking] Communication tools Date:Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:23:40 +0000


Excerpts from Ryan L. Cross's message of 2012-03-16 23:26:41 +0000:
> GroupMe: Immediately reaching the group - members are asked to be very
> respectful and use it only when necessary as to not spam everyone. Free!

Myself, and many other people, notice limitation of english language to express concept of 'FREE'
In practice, I see often those who try to express themselves clearly using:

* free as in 'free beer'
* free as in 'freedom' (or combine it with libre)

Sadly I notice common use of 'free' meaning just as in 'free beer' but sort of ignoring this 'freedom' part =(

For free as in FREEDOM real time chat solution, I can recommend an open protocol XMPP - de facto standard, used by gtalk or even facebook. On software side you may like investigating

In general when using 'free as free beer' services of for profit companies, I strongly suggest to take some time of investigating all the details of such deal ;)

~ elf Pavlik ~

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Coworking" group.
To post to this group, send email to
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at