RT @iNPUTmice@twitter.com

There is one slide in my presentation on the State of the XMPP community that you should not miss out on: Conversations is getting support for Jingle audio/video calls. (Probably in early 2020)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/iNPUTmice/status/1

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Recording of Conversations developer Daniel Gultsch on the state of the #xmpp community in 2019 at #froscon


Some takeaways:

1) there is a growing network of people working on a #public federated chat network based on XMPP. There has been a lot of activity in the space in recent years. This activity is partly due to the development sprints, many of which last year have been organized by @pep

2) a bunch of new (and existing) clients continue working on usability (cross platform, consistent UIs, support for mobile, end-to-end encryption). Particularly web clients such as ConverseJS by @jcbrand are promising.

3) A directory to search public discussion channels exists: search.jabbercat.org/rooms/1

4) Ongoing experimentation with what can be built on top of XMPP as a federated protocol by for example @Goffi

5) Conversations for Android has secured funding to implement a Voice / Video calls!

RT @Kpaxs@twitter.com

"Data isn’t the new oil, it’s the new CO2."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Kpaxs/status/11602

RT @tracyalloway@twitter.com

The absence of true price discovery in an increasingly financialized economy and the subsequent failure of the private sector to allocate capital in a manner that is productive and useful for societies. twitter.com/katieeeeebell/stat

🐦🔗: twitter.com/tracyalloway/statu

"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it." - Paul Valery

I was reminded of this quote as I cut the 5.0.0 release of Converse.js client last night.

This is a huge (yuuuge) release, but there is still much more that could be done and bugs that aren't yet fixed. Alas, I ran out of time.

A big new feature is support for XEP-0198 stream management with websocket. I'm now only using BOSH as a fallback, otherwise it's not really necessary.


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I discovered my first hidden camera at an AirBnB last week in Yerevan, Armenia. Always scan the wifi when you get to a new place!! #surveillance #nmap #privacy #dystopia #security #badposture

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We got a tiny step closer to fully end-to-end encrypted message content in #XMPP.
Version 0.0.1 of XEP-420: Stanza Content Encryption (#SCE) just got published.
Still it is a long way till we're there.


#sce #xmpp #jabber #xsf #encryption #e2ee #420

RT @mccrory@twitter.com

So WhatsApp scans your content as you create it, if it find anything of interest it will silently send it to FB servers for analysis (all pre-encryption on the device side). Basically wiretapping on device. Pretty horrible stuff! twitter.com/paul_shetler/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mccrory/status/115

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RT @deadprogrammer@twitter.com

In the USSR two things could land you in prison: not having a job (known as social parasitism or idling) or entrepreneurship. There's a significant overlap between these two groups of people, and that's where most of the economic output of capitalism comes from.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/deadprogrammer/sta

RT @guusdk@twitter.com

After a short but uneventful beta period, we've released Openfire 4.4.0! Get it while it's hot! More details at discourse.igniterealtime.org/t

🐦🔗: twitter.com/guusdk/status/1144

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RT @realDonaldTrump@twitter.com

In order to get elected, @BarackObama@twitter.com will start a war with Iran.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/st

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To go on sale in the US this month: Lenovo ThinkPad P laptops with Ubuntu.

Dell may be the best-known Linux laptop vendor right now, but Lenovo is looking to muscle in on the pre-installed Linux machine market.

Shipping Linux on high-end, premium machines like these is indicative of one thing: demand.

Lenovo is clearly hearing from its customers, from businesses, and from developers that they want LINUX out of the box.

==> omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/lenovo
#Lenovo #Thinkpad #Ubuntu #Linux #business

RT @qikipedia@twitter.com

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." MARK TWAIN

🐦🔗: twitter.com/qikipedia/status/1

You can add Nintendo to the list of companies that uses to push notifications to devices.


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