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.

Here are links to various software

Social Networking

Diaspora

GNU Social

Instant Messaging

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

Matrix – Decentralised group chat, WebRTC signalling

Rocket.Chat - Web chat

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.