This list shall serve for news and announcements related to anything published on my website (http://plastictree.net).I will write to this list when I add items to my website.Others and I can write to this list in case we discover something interesting and want to let the rest of us know.I suggest that the real discussions are made in public, preferably on the usenet. Pointers to such discussions, however, should go to the list.What is plastictree.net about?I use this website to publish ideas, facts and software related to computer usability and security. I focus on unix-like operating systems, while pointing out their advantages over Windows where it is appropriate. My aim is to create a framework which will make it easy to install and configure unix-like operating systems in a secure and minimalistic way, resulting in well-usable systems.My site also provides some material on free software in general. The current threat to free software through software patents is one of the major topics.