The new (and also old) kid on the block in #XMPP - Great talk by @holger about OpenPGP for XMPP (OX) and a very insightful discussion afterwards in today's virtual Berlin XMPP-meetup. Learn more about a promising future for instant messaging encryption by checking out the notes https://hackmd.io/Ig2azxzUTQuFxN73Ds8Qig?view - The Year of the OX is just about to begin!
Snikket is a new XMPP/Jabber-based decentralised FOSS messenger service. You can follow at:
The official website is https://snikket.org
It aims to make XMPP into a more viable alternative to Whatsapp etc by providing consistency in design and terminology.
(It's sort of how Mastodon made ActivityPub more mainstream, by using consistency to make it clear the instances are part of one network.)
(Also: Please remember to vote! https://croodle.wntd.de/#/poll/I3LTpHgmNZ/participation?encryptionKey=athXXWysZWFHxAut5rqpKoBFNudLNoupf45t6AXB)
http://Quicksy.im user count has grown by more than 30% over the last two weeks.
Development Update: In December, the profile window received a complete rework, adding state of the art vCard capabilities and a brand new profile picture selector to Gajim. Furthermore, Chat Markers have been improved and some bugs have been fixed.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.