@mattj Back then when I used XMPP there was no good solution for mobile usage, because OTR is tricky if one participant is offline.
Did that change?
@Nico Yes it did! Modern XMPP clients all support OMEMO encryption, which is based on the Signal protocol actually. It works when the recipient is offline, and also (unlike OTR) works with multiple devices on both sides. https://omemo.top/ shows status of all known clients. For a few client recommendations see this post I made earlier: https://mastodon.technology/@mattj/105558914921242650
@mattj That‘s great news! I havn‘t followed the XMPP progress for a long time, but it looks like it‘s worth another try \o/
@Goffi Now, if only MUC/MIX would be truly decentralized as in Matrix. It’s nice that 1:1 is decentralized, but no reason to stop there. A single chat room is still very much centralized :(
Also MIX is built with this in mind (see requirement 11 at https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0369.html#reqs) so it's doable.
But true, that's a desirable feature and it would probably come sooner or later (just that we XMPP dev often lack resource and have to concentrate on other priorities, like UX, e2ee, etc.).
@mattj yes, it's right.
But if such amount of users would join xmpp community servers, it would be down
(And Conversations can be built from sourceCode without any proprietary blobs.)
If you have questions, ask and we may receive :)
Tor is designed mostly for accessing the #legacyInternet anonymously. They also discourage high traffic use such as traffic from videosharing etc and that is what many do on socialMedia. So I2P is better suited for socialMedia.
shade was thrown when Slack was down recently, first by someone with a big "wooo FOSS is better!" take, then shade reacting to that take rightly pointing out that FOSS or no, anything can have outages. So, true enough.
But, decentralization can limit the scale & impact of an outage. So, yeah!
@mattj there were individuals who grumbled that Signals' centralization is an exploitable weak point, and after seeing what happened to Parler, this was inevitable.
I just use it for the good looks. I have no Signal contacts.
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