We might have something new and unique upcoming in the next few weeks, watch this space -- decentralization xmas is coming :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @timClicks@twitter.com TLDR; We have generative long-evolved decentralized tech, namely Web and e-mail. If we can wire them in a way that preserves their generativity and usability and guarantees privacy then Convays law would move power to the edges away from the current centralized platforms.
What could the next Internet look like? A very interesting article:
Download on Demand, faster and more convenient account switching, improved stickers, improved defense active active attacks and that's not even all :) The Android and iOS releases are rolling out to the stores and desktop also soon arrives. https://delta.chat/en/2021-11-17-releases
We are pondering a web3ish thingy but without blockchains or DHTs or coins. So far none of our experts found a flaw but rather grew excited and attuned. It's easy to understand and (for us) quite simple to do and does not require drowning in lakes of new crypto-terminology 😁
@email@example.com Soon ... @firstname.lastname@example.org is web3?
Privacy is a often a legal matter and we are grateful for one of the leading privacy experts in Germany to take charge as DPO for our project. We also substantially improved wording and structure of our policies. https://delta.chat/en/2021-11-10-blog-GDPR
Centralised messenger Signal has just announced that they are making part of their server software closed source. They claim it is to fight spam, but by using closed source they make it impossible for outsiders to verify the truth. This is worrying.
We really, really need a fully open, decentralised alternative to Signal.
There are several alternatives being developed, please support them:
muchas gratias! A cuban user posting via a Delta Chat Bot "After some time I wanted to try again with a new version since DC is very fast and this second time I was madly in love with this application, best of all is the community ..." translated from https://writeas.nogafam.es/greensky/alrededor-de-hace-mas-de-un-ano-ya-comence-a-usar-la-aplicacion-deltachat
While we are preparing new releases and are playing with some game-changing plans in the background, a recommendation of another good (i.e. anthropologically informed!) view on software scarcity, crypto markets, open source maintenance from @email@example.com https://subconscious.substack.com/p/software-scarcity
Thanks for the catchy summary! :)
@MarkAmesExiled@twitter.com I got rid of WhatsApp and got Delta Chat instead. It looks like a messenger, but it just uses your email. If other people don't have it, it will look like an email at their end.
10 Ways Delta Chat is Better than WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram
Some day we hope to use peermaps and/or the associated software stack to finally incorporated decentralized mapping into all Delta Chat apps ... keep up the good work, substack!
running the whole peermaps ingest with some improvements and tuning to minimize the transfer size for queries on the final result
This kind of hits home with us :) However, there are often those doing funding and lots of "non-project" work without which "everybody doing the project" wouldn't happen. So its about figuring out ways to understand funding/programming/... as a joint intertwined enjoyable game :)
Open source is apparently when everybody wants to do the project but nobody wants to do project management and you figure out ways to get by without it
Some interesting offers for flamewar topics below :) In the last two years we have build an all-Rust modern e-mail stack, with mime/pgp/smtp/imap handling sorted and mostly available as separate crates to build on.
probably gonna start an interesting flamewar here
"email has always provided most of the desirable properties that blockchains claim to provide"
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