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There is unexplored potential to create guild software which would not be libre in a universalist sense, but would still be free enough not to prevent use/study/sharing/remixing by average users. You would be using the software under the terms of the guild, which might forbid certain sorts of activities and ban uses by megacorps.

Just pushed an early implementation of history fetching for Communiqué! A few more bugs and missing UX related features to iron out, but then it will be on to group chat.

We've just pushed the initial version of history fetching for; it will be trickling down into the Communiqué client soon, so please test it out and report any issues you find!


Imagine this: The messaging 🗨 platform you use to connect with your family and friends shuts down tomorrow. How do you secure your ?

Does this worry you? Then you must meet project XPORTA - Account Portability!

"People are often forced to agree to unfair data collection practices just to communicate with their loved ones. Open standards, interoperability and data portability are the technical foundations required to improve this situation."

We're still looking for the right person! Do you know anyone?

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Recently extended our search to the growing community of tech co-ops:

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We just merged support for responding to service discovery queries! This was a long standing blocker that will make it much easier to implement new features, bots, servers, and anything else with the library!

Hello, fediverse! We are Tenacity, one of the most prominent forks of Audacity for the time being.

I'm not sure what I'll do with this account yet, but you're more than free to follow it and find out for yourself. :)

Oh, and also, we just announced a new client with a Terminal User Interface (TUI)! The release can be found here: and we'll be demoing it in ~1 hour for the XMPP Office Hours:

We're going to (try to) start releasing regular development updates! The first one is now live at

Join us on Tuesday at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for "Preview of Communiqué" by Sam Whited at 16:00 UTC (Tue, 3rd of August '21)

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Gajim Development News:
Development on the new Gajim version continued in July, bringing many fixes and improvements. Also this month: WebSocket improvements and a new python-nbxmpp release. 🚀

Join us on Tuesday at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for "Building a Chat Bot on Ad Hoc Commands" by Christopher Vollick at 16:00 UTC (Tue, 27th of July '21)

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Calling all cooperators with as security background: our I-D "Channel Bindings for TLS 1.3" could use your final reviews!

We've recently created two funds for projects that we think would benefit the overall health of the XMPP ecosystem: Jingle (p2p voice and video) and MIX (next-gen groupchat). We are working on cost estimates for each, but expect it to be in the high triple digests for each one before we could hire someone to complete the project. If you'd like to contribute to either fund, see the projects section on

Mellium is now on ! We've moved our fundraising off of our personal accounts so that funds can be paid to contributors and earmarked for certain projects. If you want to support Mellium, this is the place to do it:

Best name for informal weekly presentations (other suggestions welcome for future rounds, please star them to indicate support for replies):

The dog lay down on my keyboard and now Go's terrible new package site is stuck in dark mode and I can't turn it off.

Public Service Announcement 


An opportunity for Golang devs to work on a great FOSS project with funding: Bringing Gitea to the Fediverse with ActivityPub support and the ForgeFed protocol

#golang #gitea #fediverse #activitypub #forgefed #gofed #fedeproxy #foss

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