@zkat it'd be better and easier, but still means "run your own server", which is the domain of a pretty small group of people.
(Yeah, that kind of stuff makes it a lot easier, but it's still on par with "doing your own car maintenance")
I was working with a partner on an e2ee, open participation application sync platform (like, if signal had an API and application instances could use it as a channel to synchronize), but unfortunately you need many spoons to invent that kind of cryptography.
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