Centralised messenger Signal has just announced that they are making part of their server software closed source. They claim it is to fight spam, but by using closed source they make it impossible for outsiders to verify the truth. This is worrying.

We really, really need a fully open, decentralised alternative to Signal.

There are several alternatives being developed, please support them:

➡️ @snikket_im

➡️ @xmpp

➡️ @matrix

➡️ @delta

➡️ @briar

➡️ @Jami

#Signal #Alternatives #Privacy

@FediFollows @snikket_im @xmpp @matrix @delta @briar @Jami

Missing @threemaapp as an open source alternative.

An advantage of threema is that its very accessible and a real finished product.

@WandelStock @FediFollows @snikket_im @xmpp @matrix @delta @briar @Jami @threemaapp threema suffers from the same issues as signal, it is still a closed silo, with a single entity controlling everything.

@mvgorcum

ik had begrepen dat Threema tegenwoordig helemaal open source was, ook het server gedeelte.

Dat je afhankelijk bent van 1 server vind ik geen nadeel. Het nadeel van federated heb ik al een paar keer bij mastodon en matrix ondervonden.

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@WandelStock dat is natuurlijk een legitieme keus, maar deze hele thread gaat erover dat dit een slecht idee is.

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