Taking the world of Communication back to Free Software - XMPP, Kontalk, Signal
Submitted by Balasankar C (@balasankarc) on Saturday, 21 November 2015
Technical level: Beginner
Intro about how the open protocols XMPP can use used as an alternative to Whatsapp, Telegram etc and discussion about Kontalk and Signal
- A brief introduction about the issues with Whatsapp and Telegram and other proprietary IM applications.
- Discussion about the necessity of privacy in communication
- Demo of Conversations, Kontalk and Signal applications
- Brief idea about the Omemo protocol
Nothing special. A mind to ask questions and learn.
In the basic level, Balasankar C is a Free Software enthusiast and evangelist. He is an active privacy campaigner and loves to make people aware about the need of Privacy in their daily computing. He is one of the podmins of Poddery.com, an instance (pod) of Diaspora - the privacy aware social network. He is an active member of the Debian Diaspora packaging team, which tries to make Diaspora installable on Debian by simple apt-get. He has taken sessions regarding privacy and it’s necessity in various places like, Free Knowledge Fest conducted at CUSAT.