* @xmpp the XMPP Standards Foundation
* @blabber a messenger application and server
* @dino a beautiful messenger for linux
* @gajim a powerful messenger for linux and windows
* @kaidan yet another XMPP messenger
* @mellium client library written in go
* @Monal messenger for iOS
* @tigase develops XMPP server and client software
* @snikket_im XMPP made simple
Feel free to add more interesting accounts/folks to the list!
For admins of Snikket servers, note that the in-app invitations feature is currently only available to server admins. In a future server release we will allow you to grant invite abilities to other users of your server. Watch this space 🙂
The latest version of our Android app recently landed in @fdroidorg and Google Play. Thanks to @iNPUTMICE@twitter.com for his ongoing dedication to the #Conversations project which makes this possible.
Most quietly exciting feature in this release? The ability to create new user invitations directly from within the app's main menu. We sponsored this feature in Conversations (available in 2.9.2). Invitations can be created in-app on Snikket or other #XMPP servers supporting XEP-0401 r0.3.0 (e.g. #Prosody).
I'd like to give a shout-out to @snikket_im, and in particular to @mattj for creating this awesome new #XMPP project, as well as a friendly and welcoming support community. Snikket has lowered the bar of entry into the world of XMPP by several orders of magnitude. It takes more time to install/configure your #raspberrypi & prepare your DNS zone than it takes it to install Snikket itself. Anyone who can get Linux running on a Pi can run their own XMPP server thanks to Snikket. #awesomeSelfhosted
A friend just set up a #Snikket (#XMPP) server, and I'm in awe. Granted it's not super mature, but it's already in a good position to get that polish that I expect from mainstream projects. And those are the projects that succeed.
This feels like software I want to get behind. Find more details around donation here: https://snikket.org/donate/
...and find my XMPP handle in my description. Bonus points if someone can teach me to use OMEMO outside Snikket. Say, #Pidgin on desktop? :)
The XMPP Standards Foundation develops the XMPP/Jabber instant messaging and voice/video calling standards. You can follow them at:
The official site is https://xmpp.org
It's a free open standard, so anyone can use it in their software and hardware.
@celia let me know how it goes!
Thanks for the donation, very much appreciated! I'm pouring a lot of time into this project and really hoping I can make it sustainable!
I freed my own family from WhatsApp last year and I really believe in helping others to do the same.
Working towards some big milestones in the coming weeks... 🙂
These companies need more data to thrive and grow. It's how they work, it's their DNA.
I believe that only communication platforms with no central ownership can be trusted. That's why I'm working hard on @snikket_im. I already migrated my family to it, and it's going great!
Whether you use Snikket currently or not, we have a community survey live to help us get some feedback and prioritize the next steps for the project: https://snikket.org/community/survey/
Looking forward to hearing from you all! 🙂
Finally (for now!), we just rolled out the latest version of the Android app to F-Droid and Google Play. Find out more about what's in the 2.9.0 release in our blog post: https://snikket.org/blog/snikket-app-update-2.9.0/
Next up will be some updates to the Snikket server. Stay tuned!
Secondly, Snikket is now backed by an actual organisation. This is exciting news... it will allow us to more easily pursue grants for our activities, and to receive donations (thanks @Liberapay !) from people who wish to support the project.
Read our blog post for more info on the organisation, and why we chose to establish it as a Community Interest Company: https://snikket.org/blog/snikket-cic/
Firstly, we've given our site a much-needed update. It was mostly untouched since originally putting it together in time for launching the demo at FOSDEM (oops).
But now, most importantly, we have a blog! https://snikket.org/blog/ - There are already a few posts there about where the project is coming from, and going to.
If you've been meaning to dust off your RSS reader for a while, there has never been a better time :)
#XMPP still seems like one of the best chat systems out there when you consider the defense in depth that you can do with it, such as metadata defense and not storing messages on servers permanently.
Some people still promote centralised chat as being “more secure”, but this only works on a small scale. Big centralised systems soon become a threat, in terms of the temptation to spy on users, social stratifications and in terms of the need to monetize large resources.
A new alpha release is available! This adds support for creating account recovery links (new phone, or had to reinstall the app?), increases the size limit for group file sharing, and fixes a bug with private group chat creation.
We're working on getting a comprehensive documentation site up. Meanwhile if you have any questions feel free to ask here or in the chat!
Easy-to-use privacy-friendly messaging platform. Open source and open standards.
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