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

Wasabee wasabee18 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 10:29:38 PDT 2013


hi

thank for your answer. what is the role of the password? is it used to 
access the TextSecure app? is it a shared password with the recipient?


On 10/07/2013 15:29, Albert López wrote:
>
> Hello Wasabee,
>
> I've used TextSecure but I found that it's like sending encrypted SMS, 
> therefore you have the consequent cost associated to it. I don't know 
> if Heml.is will be a kind of secure whatsapp or if it will have the 
> same approach of TextSecure.
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong with the SMS stuff. It was what I thought once 
> I received my bill.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --search-keys EEE5A447
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?search=0xEEE5A447&op=vindex
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:31:53 +0100
> From: wasabee18 at gmail.com
> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Heml.is - "The Beautiful & Secure Messenger"
>
> 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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