Looking for a FLOSS alternative for #Hangouts reignited my interest in #Movim. If only I can convince my friends to use Movim or any other #XMPP client. Anyway here is a short blog post of mine about Movim.
@ericbuijs Jitsi, Tox
@anonymousdude Jitsi is FLOSS and has XMPP support so that's good. First time that I heard of Tox.
@bob I have Freedombone on my project list for this year :D. So I'd love to see Movim on it.
@ericbuijs thanks for sharing. I've tried to configure a few floss video chat systems but haven't gotten any to work yet.
@daniel01 My wife and I use it all the time.
@ericbuijs i'm not sure this was fully understandable -- movim is not exactly the same thing as hangouts, so don't you mean that xmpp itself is the alternative to hangouts? movim is simply a pubsub built on top of xmpp. it makes no sense to say that movim can "login to multiple servers with the same account" because you are essentially logging into multiple accounts. the data lives on your xmpp server(s), not your movim server. it's not much different than using pidgin/etc.
@trwnh Thanks for the comments. I initially used Movim for the social media functionality like communities. Which works great BTW. It was only later that I started using chat. But you're right if only chat is needed one can also use any other XMPP client. I'll clarify that in the text. About the multiple login I'll skip that and will stress the federation of XMPP providing potentially a network that can handle loads better.
@ericbuijs it's funny because hangouts still uses xmpp at its core (the old talk.google.com) -- they just shut down external access and wrote some proprietary client-side features based on webRTC. to some extent, it's a wonder no one has bothered implementing a solid Jingle calling experience...
@ericbuijs i suppose it's for much the same reasons why movim is the only viable pubsub client. the xmpp space is not very well-managed and extensions aren't adopted as quickly or widely.
@noorul Thank you. The login is because of all the porn spam I was getting every day. I'm sorry about that but this was the only thing that helped.
@noorul I didn't know that. Thanks, I'll try that and see how it performs.
@noorul I installed the ActivityPub plugin and that went very smooth. I hope I can see the result when I post my next blog entry.
@noorul It's @email@example.com but somehow I can't find it in Mastodon.
@noorul I don't know exactly but when I enter the url I get a warning in Mastodon: "Remote SSL certificate could not be verified"
@noorul Well I've got the SSL certificate for my website.
@noorul No it's one that came from my German webhoster.
@noorul No it's one of those cheap WordPress packages.
@noorul It's 3 euro per month including SSL certificate and email with 1000 mail addresses. Not that I need that many.
@noorul Initially I choose Movim for it's social network properties on top of XMPP. It was only later that I became to appreciate the chat functionality of Movim. That's my reason to use it but there are of course XMPP clients that just do chat and may be a better option for some.
@noorul Sure you can use any XMPP client to interact with Movim.
my account is: firstname.lastname@example.org
@noorul I see. I've got subscribers with Jabber and Friendica accounts so yeah it should be possible.
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