[talk] COVID-19 testing without proprietary software

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Tue Aug 17 11:44:17 EDT 2021

I recently bought a few Binax Now tests and there was no software (or reporting) requirement.


> On Aug 17, 2021, at 8:41 AM, Ibsen S Ripsbusker <ibsens at ripsbusker.no.eu.org> wrote:
> My great and good friends,
> Every local COVID-19 testing option that I have looked at requires me
> to run proprietary software if I am to take the test. Inconveniently,
> the testing providers don't say this clearly, so it takes a while
> to determine whether a particular provider requires me to run
> proprietary software.
> Not only do they expect me to run proprietary software, they mostly
> require a smartphone, and at least one requires a Google account, so
> I can't practically write a free software alternative.
> Does anyone recommend a provider near Poughkeepsie or in midtown
> Manhattan, or does anyone suggest an efficient method to finding
> an ethical provider?
> With appreciation,
> Ibsen S Ripsbusker
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