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>Ring me up on GNU Ring!

https://ring.cx/

Have you tried this yet? It is very much like Tox but is more actively developed.

Support for GNU/Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
End-to-end encryption with authentication.
Peer-to-peer discovery and connection.
Official GNU package.
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>>65571289
Today OP was not a homosexual. This actually looks pretty great
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It is still very much in development, but it works fairly well considering what it does.
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>>65571395
This is the kind of shit that open source needs.

I'd like to see a more robust enterprise version that can compete with Skype for Business.

With DHTs it may be possible to have serverless deployments or pseudo-serverless deployments with federation.

Do you have any idea how much fuckin money you can make with something like this? Too bad they licensed it under the GPL3 and something a bit more business friendly. This is literally the kind of application that can make someone millions.

Think about it. You offer up support contracts. Custom add-ons. Before you know it you're supporting multiple call centers and bringing in $3-$5 million before even hitting it really big.

But because of the GPL v3 you can't make add-ons custom tailored to a customer's desires. Businesses will not want to touch this shit which will SEVERELY limit its potential. It will forever be for NEETs and consumers that may or may not donate to the project.

After working in the industry, I know for damn sure that the GPL is widely regarded as a cancer. The Linux kernel is the only exception.

Why did it have to be GNU? Why not Apache with a nice permissive license? Why not a hybrid license that only charges enterprise?
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Good find OP
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>>65571289
Let's shill it and replace inferior numale technologies like Disc*rd with it.
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>>65571699
>>65571348

>Good find
>Looks great

See this is the problem with GNU. There's actually alot of cool projects GNU sponsors and almost none of them are known of. Ring for instance is pretty cool.
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>>65571681
fuck off proprietary cocksucker
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>>65571289
It's cool - but interface is ugly as fuck tbph senpai.
Pretty sure someone's working on a Qt frontend.
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>>65571289
only deb or rpm packages. pass.
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>>65571770
It really has potential but there is near zero discussion about it.
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>>65571900
It is in the official Arch Linux repos.
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>>65571787
Is like they dont put money on marketing and just focus on the code :^)
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>>65571846
The Android client looks fine.
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>>65571289
most pimp.
This looks better than signal and wire.
Will try it out. Thanks OP.
pic undrelated.
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How does this compare to say, "Conversations" using Omemo?
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>>65572001
Understand that it is still very rough around the edges compared to Signal and Wire.
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>>65572016
>https://ring.cx/
Oh, its more than a simple messaging platform
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Thanks for reminding that I wanted to take a look at how they go distributed through NAT without servers.
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>>65571289
Can anyone explain how it bootstraps?
I dont like signal because it still requires a website to bootstrap.
I'd be OK with wire if they'd make the server stand alone so I could run it.
This might be perfect if it does not require any website for registration.
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>>65572016
Conversations uses a federated protocol (decentralized), Ring is distributed.
Ring uses standard TLS for security.
Ring supports more than just Android.
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>>65572094
It works like BitTorrent or Tox. They have their own Kademlia distributed hash table implementation.
https://github.com/savoirfairelinux/opendht
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>>65572095
Thanks mate
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>>65572094
>This might be perfect if it does not require any website for registration.
It requires nothing for registration, just generate a key, hash it, and publish to the DHT.
They have an optional experimental name system that uses Ethereum contracts to manage mapping user names to hashes, but you do not need to use that at all, even for multi device support to work.
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>>65572084
Also this would be childplay if all devices had public ipv6 address already. How long?
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>>65572084
>>65572224
Ring uses protocols such as ICE, STUN/TURN, UPnP and NAT-PMP.
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>>65572250
Yeah, I've read the Wikipedia page. I was more meant to take a look at how the fuck these protocols work, sounds like it could be useful knowledge.
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>>65571289
>GNU
no thanks
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>tfw your friends refuse to download it for some fucking reason
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>>65571681
>But because of the GPL v3 you can't make add-ons custom tailored to a customer's desires.
sure you can
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>opens chat with self
>app breaks
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>>65571289
Unstable
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>>65572430
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Riot.im and other matrix shit is better
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>>65571289
Lets shill this when IM threads show up.
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>>65571681
GPL3 isn't Affero GPL3
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>>65571900
I've seen it as a flatpak as well. Tbh had no idea what it was till I saw this thread tho.




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