[Linux-aus] Operation Anzacathon is go!

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Mon Apr 20 20:14:19 AEST 2020

On 19/04/2020 14:15, Euan de Kock wrote:
> Maybe consider signal (www.signal.org <http://www.signal.org>)  as the
> comms platform. It's secure, has apps on all major platforms, including
> Linux, and it is open source.

Secure is a relative term.  Signal still knows some things about the
users as they need to have central servers.  Jami[1] is slightly better
as a true distributed protocol.

Nonetheless, those are telephone/conferencing solutions.  What I was
thinking about as an alternative to Slack is a more social experience.

Some communities are now experimenting with Mastadon[2], for example.
Are there any Mastodon instances or similar services that have become
popular with the community in Australia, whether hosted in Australia or not?

I thought about starting an instance myself but I concluded that it
would be hard to host something like that under the Anzacathon.com site
and ensure that all content posted by users is respectful.  I'd rather
keep a minimum of content on Anzacathon.com and link to other grass
roots communities and tools.



1. https://jami.net/
2. https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon

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