Re: [Hyperbola] Going the way and packaging, the roadmap after 0.4
I think we need again to talk about omemo, it's current implementation throughout libsignal-protocol-c. It's removal was and is a decision made out of different reasonings. To be named:
- the library itself is no longer under active development, not meaning that there is no current activity but there is for real no further interest from the maintainers to do anything on it so it is marked as "archived" (https://github.com/signalapp/libsignal-protocol-c) and the current development is only on the implementation throughout Rust (https://github.com/signalapp/libsignal)
- the maintainers are not "friends" of privacy as their main project is enforcing many things from its users likewise the telephone-number and commercial interests for the data from users, it is for example not possible to host any part of the server-infrastructure
- furthermore for a kind of "NGO" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Whisper_Systems) there is no further transparency to be found
We have reacted therefore as there is always more than only one component into this and there is more to be found as "Signal" is not the friend pretending to be for free, libre software. It is just a nice masquerade within and using it as implementation base marks something not very trustworthy. Yes, sources could be forked and are already. But for the moment not really used within projects as possible alternative. Only option is to remove it for the moment until other options are available and possible. And yes, there is always the chance of a fork to be done. But it has to be done, not only talked about it.
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