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already has an open-source secure messaging, voice and more.<br>
Has anyone reviewed their code?<br>
Does anyone use it?<br>
Why not build on top of it?<br>
On 10/07/13 14:07, Nick wrote:<br>
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<pre wrap="">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":
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://twitter.com/HemlisMessenger/statuses/354927721337470976">https://twitter.com/HemlisMessenger/statuses/354927721337470976</a>
Peter Sunde (one of the people behind it) said "eventually", but
in my experience promises like that tend to be broken:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://twitter.com/brokep/status/354608029242626048">https://twitter.com/brokep/status/354608029242626048</a>
<pre wrap="">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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