[liberationtech] Twitter has released the source code to TextSecure under the GPL
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Wed Dec 21 05:50:12 PST 2011
On 21/12/11 13:41, "Marc Manthey (macbroadcast o#?)" wrote:
> there is a "decentral " twitter a-alike around for years and its called
Identi.ca is great in that it's open source, and uses open protocols like
OpenMicroBlogging and XMPP - so anyone can make a service based on this
code, or add identi.ca support to client code. But it's a client server
setup - a central server recieves and processes the messages. You can also
set up lots of servers, and maybe federate them together somehow, but it's
still client/server based, not p2p. So yes it's more decentralised than
twitter, but tahrir is a bit further along the way.
> What are the benefits of tahir ? using java isnt really an advantage or ?
It's encrypted, anonymous, and p2p based. More detail here:
The benefits of tahrir over services like identi.ca would be that it
avoids being shut down or censored in the way that twitter or identi.ca
could be - or simply from problems on the server end - as identi.ca is
suffering from now! http://status.net/2011/12/20/identi-ca-down
Also it's hard for prying governments and groups to find out who you are
if you want to conceal your identity.
Tahrir is more like freenet - but for short bursts of text that degrade in
utility as they get older, rather than for larger slightly more permanent
data as freenet does now. As for using Java, I did initially think Tahrir
was going to be rewritten in Swarm (
)- I asked Ian if that was why he'd not been updating the code so much
recently. But no, I'm not sure why he picked Java other than that he knows
the language well.
Hope that helps!
> On Dec 21, 2011, at 10:55 AM, Ale Fernandez wrote:
>> On 21/12/11 08:05, Nick Merrill wrote:
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