Finished integrating a group chat and videoconferencing system for our research team based on @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org and #conversejs. XMPP is really nice and powerful and paired with WebRTC it rocks.
It's never been clearer to me that ethical tech needs ethical income and admin models ("business models"). Also that cooperatives, social enterprises, and B Corps need ethical tech. Only by working together can these movements protect ourselves from further enclosement of the digital commons, like Apple's use of their monopoly power over iThings to coerce app developers not to copyleft their code, or this attempt by Goggle to use its power over the Android ecosystem to knobble the fediverse.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that many internet users do not understand how online services they use daily actually operate.
"when it comes to recognising ads online and understanding the role advertising plays in online business models, only about half (53%) of all adults identified advertising as the main source of funding for search engines" - - recent research published by Ofcom (UK)
#keyoxide 0.4 has just launched! Small update but a huge increase in benefit for users 🎉
You can now add #omemo fingerprints to your #xmpp identity proofs and if the proof is verified, you'll get a QR code which automagically trusts your OMEMO keys upon scanning with the #conversations app!
Blog post with details and an example: https://yarmo.eu/post/keyoxide-xmpp-omemo
This wasn’t a Bitcoin scam. It was a demonstration of how a few powerful individuals have the ability to communicate with you and make it look like you are communicating with your SO, your boss, or your president.
It’s not just Twitter. It's WhatsApp. It's Signal. It's everything
A keen self-hoster writes about the new voice/ video calling features in Conversations:
The current state of #XMPP iOS clients certainly leaves a lot to be desired. But I'm very excited about the rate of progress recently.
We now have a growing number of people making it their mission to ensure XMPP gets the first-class iOS experience it desperately needs.
Make sure to provide the developers feedback. If you find a bug that isn't reported, or that you could provide additional insight into, that is a really helpful way to contribute to improving the future of XMPP on iOS.
We can do this! 😎
#heptapod 0.14.0 final released! An important landmark. https://heptapod.net/heptapod-0.14.0.html#heptapod-0.14.0 #gitlab #mercurial
A new alpha release is available! This adds support for creating account recovery links (new phone, or had to reinstall the app?), increases the size limit for group file sharing, and fixes a bug with private group chat creation.
We're working on getting a comprehensive documentation site up. Meanwhile if you have any questions feel free to ask here or in the chat!
Since launching xmpp.work last week, two projects needing Converse.js development has been advertized:
Really excited about the release of this new research into decentralized systems and UX/usability considerations... a topic very close to my heart.
Conversations will be available for free on the Google Play Store starting tomorrow, Friday May 1st and through the entire weekend.
That will be a perfect opportunity to get your loved ones on XMPP and try out the new video calls.
It's great to see people turning to decentralized and self-hosted communication tools at a time when they are more important than ever!
Data is from the Debian popcon service, so only represents a small part of the picture (Debian systems that have opted into reporting their package installation and usage data).
Turns out Zoom is another hugely popular application that uses #XMPP under the hood.
BTW, when developing an XMPP app, make sure to check that a particular user is allow to execute a particular operation ;)
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