@dan @jrballesteros05 @datenteiler not entirely true, anymore. There are several forks of Signal, including Molly, Lagnis, and Signal-JW. The Signal developers are aware of at least the JW fork and even have direct contact with the developer. I'm sure they are aware of the others. There's also clients for other operating systems. Signal seems to operate on a policy of (begrudging?) tolerance at the moment, compared to their stance in the past.
Wow really ??!! That's amazing !
Why none of them are on fdroid then ?
I found that about Molly :
@dan @jrballesteros05 @datenteiler Probably because it's more of a "tolerance" than an official endorsement. They have not made any official statements on this, but they also haven't gone after any of these forks, and in some cases seem like they're cooperating with them. These forks also don't deviate very far from the core functionality of Signal and don't promote themselves on any app stores.
I have been sending debug logs on regular basis and the debug logs clearly shows the forked versions I'm using. These forks have been posted on https://community.signalusers.org forum where its an active community full of signal developers; so it's not like #signal is unaware of them.
@datenteiler Sorry, but that‘s only a feature if you know the sources where the money comes from and these sources are ok for you. Otherwise I prefer to pay for the services I ask for, really.
@datenteiler There is an app on F-Droid called Silence, which is a fork of Signal, based on an older version.
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