We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.
We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.
G'day, we were advised at FrOSCon to subscribe to this list and talk about our project, so here I am :) We work on a decentralized "social network" based on XMPP (XMPP is not only about instant messaging contrary to a popular belief). The good point about this is that we are standard and so compatible with other projects (the 2 only other XMPP projects able to manage blogging - to my knowledge - are Movim and Jappix). Our project do instant messaging, (micro)blogging, file sharing, games, end 2 end encryption (only OTR for instant messaging so far), and is multi-interfaces (web, desktop, command line, console). We have many planed projects like a micro-computer pre-installed (based on a Olinuxino Lime2), a Tor version, and integration in other software. The project is already available in Debian, Arch Linux and some other distros, but the versions there start to be old, we are preparing a big one hopefully for the next month. Everything is AGPL v3+, and made with Python (2.7 so far, we start to think about Python 3 port). Ok, that's enough for a first message, you can check the website for more information: http://salut-a-toi.org or, if by any chance you are at FrOSCon, come to see us. Ah, last but not least, we have a strong emphasis on ethic, and we have written a social contract explaining our concerns: http://salut-a-toi.org/social_contract.html . We are based in Prague and Vienna, we can talk about it there, or we often do talks in France or around. Unfortunately we can't come for the conference planed in London. Hope to get some interest here Cheers Goffi