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Re: Privacy Respecting Replacement for facebook groups

From: Adrien Bourmault (neox on Freenode)
Subject: Re: Privacy Respecting Replacement for facebook groups
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2020 14:14:37 +0200
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Once again, it is important to remember that if you want to use Matrix
in a free and privacy friendly way, it is not recommended to use New
Vector clients, such as Riot/Element for example, because some of them
contain non-free code (here Electron) and encourage the use of non-free
/ privacy friendly software (e.g. Google Calendar bot, youtube
integration or whatever). You should also avoid New Vector server
instances because they are overloaded and the identity server instance
they use (enabled by default in New Vector clients) is non-free.

So apart from hosting yourself or using an instance known to be really
free, and with a really free client, Matrix is not really the right

On 01/10/2020 10:42, Marinus Savoritias wrote:
> There is also matrix which does have communities and rooms. I think
> its more accustomed to what you would need than XMPP.
> And there are many clients including an emacs one and a terminal one.
> Hosting can be a little more tricky though. Maybe you can use
> something like freedombox to setup a server. They make it easy for you
> to do so.
> Marinus Savoritias
> On 9/29/20 6:11 PM, Lori Nagel via libreplanet-discuss wrote:
>>     Hello everyone, I'm trying to figure out a privacy  respecting
>>     replacement for facebook groups.  I want something that is easy to
>>     join, (so no requirement that you learn email encryption, system
>>     administration or anything "hard"  but also something that even
>> Richard
>>     Stallman wouldn't object to (not that I'm trying to recruit him
>> to join
>>     it, just some people are really zealots about stuff, if it
>> doesn't have
>>     javascript that is also a bonus.)
>>     I've also considered things like email lists, matermost, irc and
>>     forums, and I've dismissed them for the following reasons.
>>     1. Lots of people just ignore email thesse days, plus it isn't
>> really
>>     very real time.
>>     2. irc is just a chat channel, too many bots and while it is real
>> time,
>>     it doesn't really have any persistance of topics.
>>     3. Forums tend to be too public with just anyone can join it, and
>> while
>>     you can have private forums or private sections of forums, you
>> need to
>>     be an administrator to set that all up.  Plus forums tend to have
>>     things like spralling topics,  and things that either get out of
>> date,
>>     or else there is no conversation about the subject (thread
>> necromancy
>>     vs an empty forum.)  I want to create a small group that is highly
>>     engaged with the subject, chatting everyday etc.
>>     4. Email messages from lists you need to get info from can end up in
>>     spam if you don't set up email right.  It is too easy to miss
>> important
>>     messages cause you get consumed with marketing or things you
>>     inadvertantly signed up for and should not have.
>>     5. Matermost is like discord, but then I would have to set it up,
>> and
>>     I'm not a professional system admin. If i spend all my time learning
>>     professional system admin skills, then I won't get to do what I
>> want,
>>     which is interacting with people.
>>     Just on a whim I also checked into Dissporia and, mastadon
>>     doesn't really have groups yet, and I don't think all the source
>> code
>>     for is included.
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