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#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.

Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.

If you want to migrate your family or other social group away from proprietary apps but don't know how, that's what we're here for. You can self-host Snikket or sign up for our hosted platform. After setup, invite your contacts with a simple link and you're done.

Good luck!

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Element and Movim Messengers Comparison Made Simple

Sharing is very appreciated so your non-techie friends and family can quickly adopt #Matrix or #XMPP.

:matrix: :xmpp: 📞 📹 🗨️ ✉️ 👥 :gnu: :linux: :fediverse:

#FreeSoftware #Telecommunication #Chat #Decentralization #E2EE #Messengers

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We testing self-hosted live streaming using #peertube on, and on this occasion we want to invite you again to participate watching today's #stream:
lumbung calling: Regeneration
Saturday, October 2 , 2021
2.30 pm (CET), 3.30 pm (IDT), 6.30 pm (KGT), 7.30 pm (WIB).

About the programme:

"The seventh edition of lumbung calling focuses on #Regeneration. Within the framework of documenta fifteen, regeneration is explored as a way of living and organizing oneself and communities in opposition to extractive practices. This approach also includes generating time and space for mutual support and reflection. It centers care—often made invisible—as a vital part of political activism, enabling the incorporation of many viewpoints within a larger ecosystem."

You can watch it here:

To better understand everyone's viewing experience, we appreciate your feedback.Therefore, kindly take a moment to fill in this response form! (I know)

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September in #Prosody IM #XMPP server development:
- 'epoll' becomes new default for socket handling, 'select' deprecated
- Last traces of XEP-0091 removed
- Support limit on items retrieved from pubsub
- Direct TLS for *incoming* s2s connections
- Check connectivity via or a Blackbox Exporter instance
- Disk quota for HTTP upload
- Import/Export improvements as part of @snikket_im
- Various other tweaks and fixes

"Demonopolizing the internet with interoperability" (a Cory Doctorow piece):

Interoperability is the foundation of all open networks. It underlies the important freedoms of such a network: the ability to choose your own service provider, and choose how you access that service.

I've been thanked in the past by people for working on , because it gives a wide choice of software, including options that suit their accessibility needs. Centralized systems don't honour individuality.

Hopefully mod_debug_omemo will lead to some useful insights and improvements of OMEMO handling across clients!

It's a very new module, so if you try it please report any issues (the Prosody chatroom is a great place to do that).

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"I sent you an OMEMO encrypted message but your client doesn’t seem to support that."

Ever seen this sad story in land? But your client does support ? Such issues can be tricky to debug sometimes.

We just published a new module, mod_debug_omemo. It adds a unique link to the end of these messages. When opened, it will reveal OMEMO debug info that can help identify why the message couldn't be decrypted.

Thanks to @zash for some last-minute testing and fixes 🙂

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Last week I made a new major release for Converse.

The biggest change is that the UI is now rendered entirely via declarative web components.

I've written a blog post highlighting some of the more notable changes in this release.


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The new #XMPP newsletter for August 2021 is out:

(haven't seen the toot from @xmpp yet...)

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🎉 Our iOS app is finally public! 🎉

This is a huge milestone for the project, and proof of what we can accomplish when a community comes together around a purpose.

The app link will automatically appear in the next Snikket server update (along with some other app-related fixes), but the post has manual instructions for admins who just can't wait 🙂

#xmpp #ios #snikket

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We've outlined our history syncing strategy on the ModernXMPP docs and would love for other #XMPP clients to do the same, if you're willing. This is part of a push to write a standard that outlines best practices, and we'd love to cooperate with you all!

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Exciting news! Thanks to funding from the Open Technology Fund, the excellent folks at Simply Secure will be working with us to improve the usability of #Snikket, particularly our iOS app.

If you're interested in helping out with the usability study, there is an opportunity to participate with 30 minutes of your time. No special expertise required :)

Read more on our blog:


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So, I'm thinking of replacing NextCloud with something simpler, or more likely a couple of simpler systems. Also, my wife is not a fan.

I analyzed what my family and I were using it for and it turns out it's overkill. Basically, we have 3 main use cases:
* Storing family-wide shared, backed up archival files, but really only inside our home.
* Storing Calendar & Contacts, which can also be local.
* Texting, filesharing, and maybe video calls with relatives.

Any suggestions on alternatives?

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If you enjoy FediFollows, why not try following my other accounts:

@FediVideos - Helping people discover interesting videos and video accounts on the Fediverse

@feditips - Hints and tips about using the Fediverse


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Really happy and exited to see blog powered by #Libervia (and thus #XMPP) at . is a company offering a real phone number accessible by XMPP and #SIP (and thus the plethora or clients).

The blog theme has been adapted to their needs, using Libervia customisation capabilities.

And of course, it works with other XMPP clients, such as #Movim.

Thanks @singpolyma #SIP

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"If there’s one thing I’ve learned in open source, it’s this: the more work you do, the more work gets asked of you. There is no solution to that problem that I’m aware of."

- @nolan

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A gentle reminder that people who work on free code, and other free-of-charge projects, are volunteers, creating and maintaining infrastructure we use every day in their precious spare time. Please be kind to them. Giving them praise and encouragement, as well as complaints and requests, will make their volunteer work more rewarding and more sustainable. You might also find it makes *you* feel better about your interactions with them.

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The #XMPP Newsletter for July 2021 is out!

Read this month's XMPP news on #Bots, #Gajim, #Servers, #NINA via XMPP, #XML, the XMPP Providers project and as always the XEP editorial work. Thanks to everyone contributing!

Enjoy reading! 📰 ☕

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