If anyone knows #Go and is looking for a project to help out with, Go-based #Signal protocol implementation library and a native #SailfishOS Signal client using it are in dire need of love:
Yes, I also prefer truly decentralized protocols, but Signal is where it's at currently with a lot of people, and it's way better than other popular options... So, we need independent clients.
@rysiek hasn't #Signal demanded people not connect third-party clients to their servers? In fact, any binaries not distributed by them (they refuse to let #FDroid distribute their app). These are only two of many reasons not to support Signal with your unpaid time:
I'd recommend working on a native #SailFish client for #Wire instead. They are a) already close to feature parity with Signal b) actively working towards server>server federation:
@rysiek AFAIK this is still an issue with the official #Wire client on Android but:
a) they are happy to let users *use* their software freedom by connecting to their servers with unofficial clients. #Signal are not
b) they want to get their app into #FDroid. Signal have explicitly denied F-Droid permission to distribute independently compiled builds under the name Signal.
c) are any of these Android issues relevant to building a client for #Sailfish?
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