Limited lessons from Google and xmpp
- Rock: corporations aren't our champions
- Hard place: but we don't really have good routes for people to take care of themselves and their communities without draining so much personal energy
We need to make self-hosting easier.
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Also there is perhaps need to integrate distributed (peer-to-peer or friend-to-friend) communications, here are my suggestions:
GNUnet: For publishing of art works in general.
- GNU MediaGoblin: As a possible interaction with GNUnet, so that servers no longer have to lift all the heavy weight for themselves, but instead also distribute this to the clients/visitors if these love some work and want to share it.
- Perhaps we need to change GNUnet so that it shares stuff that you download by default?
GNU Ring: For instant communication.
BitMessage: For something similar to e-mail, also supports mailing lists. Has low file size attachment limit, which is good in my opinion.
Twister: For microblogging.
- Or we could make Pump.io make use of GNUnet.
Of course, these are just my ideas. And unfortunatelly, I'm not a developer, so I don't know how to make all of this happen. I only know that we must perhaps integrate projects better, even GNU projects better with each other.