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Welcome to Parley
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<h3>About Parley</h3>
<p>Parley provides online services without gathering personal data. It is meant as a more human and more ethical alternative to the tools often proposed by big data companies. Parley grew out of the Belgian Pirateparty ITSquad, but is meant to be politically neutral. At the moment none of the parley-tools require a login. All of the tools are <a href="">free software</a>.</p>
<p>The sources of this website can be found at <a href="">our Gitea instance</a>.</p>
<p><a href="">Polls</a> can be used to create simple polls. There are two types of polls availale, a datetime picker and a simple poll. </p>
<p><a href="">Share</a> can be used to share files. Simply drag and drop a file and choose how long the file should be available. The file will then be uploaded and you'll be given a link to the file that you can then freely share. </p>
<p><a href="">Hextris</a> is a fast paced puzzle game. Because a bit of procrastination every now and then is healthy </p>
<p><a href="">Pads</a> are a simple word-processor and a good tool for online collaboration. Type the name of the pad you want, if a pad with this name doesn't exist yet a new one will be created, otherwise you go to the existing pad of that name.</p>
<p><a href="">Talk</a> is used for audio conferences and runs in the web browser. To connect you can give any username you wish. There are a fixed number of rooms where you can meet up with people and talk. If you want you can also connect using any <a href="">mumble client</a> using address: <i></i> and port: <i>64738</i>.</p>
<br><h3>Other Tools</h3>
<p>There are other tools freely available from other organisations who also oppose the big-data business model and use and promote free software. Naming them all would be impossible, but we'd like to give a short list of alternatives that may also be interesting.</p>
<br><h4>Video Conference</h4>
<p><a href=""></a> is an online video and audio conference platform. You can easily create a room and invite people. There is the option to use video, audio, chat or share your screen or a window. For desktop and laptop you can do all this from the browser, for mobile you'll be redirected to the app store. is the server provided by the project and open to use. The French Pirate party has their own instance at <a href=""></a></p>
<br><h4>Social Networking</h4>
<p><a href=""></a> is a federated social network platform. It's meant to be a politically neutral instance mainly aimed towards people from Belgium and is hosted and maintained by a small community. Because of the nature of federation you are connected through this platform with thousands of other people who can be on their own separate platform. This whole network is called the fediverse. If you don't know where to set up your account on the fediverse, or you don't know where to send people to, is a good place to start.</p>
<br><h5>PPBE Mastodon</h5>
<p><a href=""></a> is a federated microblogging social network hosted by the Belgian PirateParty, but open to everyone who feels they share the pirate-values and ideas. It is part of the same fediverse as, which means that you can follow and interact with people on from this platform as if they where part of the ppbe mastodon instance.</p>
<br><h4>Internet Search</h4>
<p><a href=""></a> is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. When you enter a search query and press enter, it will send the query to several search-engines. It will however strip away as much personal data as possible without compromising results. You can see and change the search-enginges being used in the preferences.</p>