If anyone knows #Go and is looking for a project to help out with, Go-based #Signal protocol implementation library and a native #SailfishOS Signal client using it are in dire need of love:
github.com/RadicalApp/libsigna
github.com/aebruno/whisperfish

Yes, I also prefer truly decentralized protocols, but Signal is where it's at currently with a lot of people, and it's way better than other popular options... So, we need independent clients.

#InfoSec #FreeSoftware

@rysiek hasn't demanded people not connect third-party clients to their servers? In fact, any binaries not distributed by them (they refuse to let distribute their app). These are only two of many reasons not to support Signal with your unpaid time:
github.com/privacytoolsIO/priv

I'd recommend working on a native client for instead. They are a) already close to feature parity with Signal b) actively working towards server>server federation:
github.com/wireapp/wire-server

@strypey yeah, I am more interested in Briar (time to go full p2p decentralized).

I need Signal for work. It took 3 years to move 200+ journalists to Signal, I don't have 3 more years to now move them to Wire, unless Signal really fscks up big time.

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@rysiek
> I need Signal for work.

Fair enough, but that's no reason to encourage people to do unpaid work for them. Why support anyway? Hardly anyone uses it and refuse to release all the source code for their UI under free licenses.

> unless Signal really fscks up big time.

Did you read OP of the first link I posted?

@strypey

> that's no reason to encourage people to do unpaid work for them.

Moxie fights the idea of independent clients, so this is far from working *for them*. In fact, it seems to be the opposite.

> Why support Sailfish?

Because it's the only usable mobile OS that is so open and comes with actual support.

> Did you read OP of the first link I posted?

Yes, and I agree with most of it. But I need to communicate with people where my choices are Signal or Viber/Telegram/Whatsapp.

@strypey oh, and I love that this privacytoolsIO thing is hosted on GitHub.

We all make compromises.

@ilpianista @BurungHantu @strypey I know, I just could not stop myself from tooting (pun totally intended!) my own horn.

@rysiek
there is an active discussion going on in issues about what to use instead of GH. These decisions will become a lot easier when federated forums and code forges () are ready for production use.

@rysiek
> Because it's the only usable mobile OS that is so open and comes with actual support

1) ? ? ?
2) isn't any more open than , maybe less. It has chunks of non-free code in the UI layer that have so far refused to release.

@rysiek I agree with @strypey here. I was on the #SailfishOS boat, I even built 6 apps, but my current #LineageOS phone is "FOSSer" than #Jolla's one. I'm actually looking at #PlasmaMobile on #postmarketOS as alternative

@strypey @rysiek and the Purism phone has poprietary wifi-drivers
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> Hardly anyone uses it and #Jolla refuse to release all the source code for their UI under free licenses.

I wanted to be cautiously optimistic after last month's announcement, but they're not even answering comments on the post, so I can't.

blog.jolla.com/message-in-a-bo…
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