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[liberationtech] Heml.is - "The Beautiful & Secure Messenger"

Wasa wasabee18 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 06:31:53 PDT 2013


https://whispersystems.org/ already has an open-source secure messaging, 
voice and more.
Has anyone reviewed their code?
Does anyone use it?
Why not build on top of it?


On 10/07/13 14:07, Nick wrote:
>>> noone said it would be closed source. That's peoples guess. Like, your guess, I guess.
> According to their twitter account, the answer is "maybe":
> https://twitter.com/HemlisMessenger/statuses/354927721337470976
>
> Peter Sunde (one of the people behind it) said "eventually", but
> in my experience promises like that tend to be broken:
> https://twitter.com/brokep/status/354608029242626048
>
>> and the feature 'unlocking' aspect of the project - to be indication of a
>> proprietary code base.
> Frankly I can't see how they could get the "feature unlock" funding
> stuff to work well if it's proper open source. As I'd expect people
> to fork it to remove such antifeatures. It's a pity, as several new
> funding models have been successful recently which are compatible with
> free software, but this doesn't look to be one of them.
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