Libre Instant Messaging and Social Media BoF

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Let's discuss and test out various Libre alternatives to Slack, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Agenda

Let's start by spending half an hour discussing the problems and ways of solving them, during the discussion people are encouraged to play with software on their devices and do web research.

By the time the Linux Australia AGM starts I would like people to be working on installing and testing various software. People who are there just for the discussion can then attend the AGM. I believe that coding is more important than voting as the people standing for office are all good.

Here are links to various software

Social Networking

Diaspora

GNU Social


Instant Messaging | Group Chat

Tox – Decentralised IM and group chat (torrent-like DHT protocol)

Matrix – Decentralised group chat, WebRTC signalling

Mattermost - Slack-compatible alternative

Rocket.Chat - Web chat platform

Xmpp_server_setup

How to Prepare

Have a phone, tablet, or laptop to use to access the services (preferably all 3).

If you are a sysadmin have a laptop to access servers and install software.

Test out some relevant software in advance if you have time. Ideally be ready to spend a few minutes talking about the software.

If you want a virtual machine to test software contact Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> ASAP. Ideally send a GPG signed message with your ssh public key.