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We've added a new page to our website, to explain the various open-source components that Snikket is built upon, and how:

snikket.org/open-source/

For you podcast fans! Snikket was featured and discussed in episode 89 of TuxJam, a podcast blending open-source software discussions and Creative Commons music.

tuxjam.otherside.network/tuxja

A nice surprise, and always great to hear real-world Snikket stories!

We've added and expanded a lot of questions on our FAQ page at snikket.org/faq/

Many thanks to @strypey for gathering the questions and putting together the bulk of the answers, and thanks to everyone who suggested questions!

Missing anything? Let us know!

Just published the May update to the Snikket server software. This includes a few security fixes from Prosody, so upgrade soon!

It also now allows you to manage user roles (e.g. make someone else an admin of the server) via the web interface.

Oh, and invitation pages now have an @fdroidorg download link! ๐Ÿ’“ :fdroid:

snikket.org/blog/may-2021-serv

Familiar with :apple_inc: Swift, UIKit, and know your way around XCode? Want to help advance the state of on ? :xmpp: ๐Ÿ“ฑ We're looking for developers to help bring our iOS app over the finish line! ๐Ÿ

This will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email matthew@snikket.org if you're interested.

Not an iOS dev? That's okay, boosts appreciated too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Very excited to announce that DAPSI will be funding user account data export and migration in and ! This project will give people more control over their data and ensure they are never locked into a specific XMPP provider.

snikket.org/blog/dapsi-fund-ac

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Interested in via ?

My follow-recommendations:

* @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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 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 servers supporting XEP-0401 r0.3.0 (e.g. ).

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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

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A friend just set up a () 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: snikket.org/donate/

...and find my XMPP handle in my description. Bonus points if someone can teach me to use OMEMO outside Snikket. Say, on desktop? :)

New blog post: "Products vs Protocols: What Signal got right"
snikket.org/blog/products-vs-p

This extended version of @mattj's recent talk explores the thinking behind Snikket, and what and protocols can learn from 's success.

We just released a huge update to the server! Web admin, / support, and more... ๐Ÿ˜€

snikket.org/blog/feb-2021-serv

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The XMPP Standards Foundation develops the XMPP/Jabber instant messaging and voice/video calling standards. You can follow them at:

โžก๏ธ @xmpp

The official site is xmpp.org

It's a free open standard, so anyone can use it in their software and hardware.

#XMPP #Jabber #IM #InstantMessaging #Messaging #Messenger #FOSS #VOIP

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@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... ๐Ÿ™‚

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The latest #WhatsApp news is part of a general trend where companies erode their own privacy policies over time. It is rare that you will ever see a privacy policy update that adds clauses in its users' favour.

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!

We're *really* excited to announce the sponsorship of end-to-end encrypted group chats (OMEMO) in Siskin, the client! One step closer to an excellent XMPP experience on Apple devices :)

snikket.org/blog/sponsoring-gr

Added a new page to our website with an overview of the project and its goals: snikket.org/about/goals/

May help answer "What is Snikket about?" for some of you!

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: snikket.org/community/survey/

Looking forward to hearing from you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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