@rysiek Hmm. Mixed feelings about this one... In your opinion, is this an all-bad thing or are there some uptakes to it?
@h3artbl33d look, I recognize that many places in this world have no reasonable banking services available, and that a lot of people have no access to digital payments that would otherwise make their lives better.
If you ever tried sending any money to Africa, or, you know, between EU and US, you know what I mean here.
At the same time, Signal Desktop remains crap ("optimizing database" ⏳, and then words appear seconds after I type them) and Signal mobile tends to fall minutes behind Desktop.
@h3artbl33d plus, there are no Signal clients for a number of privacy-friendly platforms (SailfishOS, postmarketOS, Librem5, PInePhone, or you know: any mobile OS that is not Android or iOS).
*And* moxie refuses to federate because "too much work to keep up".
Dunno, maybe instead of going full crypto Signal could fix Desktop (and drop Electron in the process), and write a client for at least one non-duopolistic mobile platform?
They have an API key that they put in their builds and can rotate with updates. You can steal the key from the binary, but your client is going to end up unreliable as you constantly play catchup.
This doesn't matter if it is a single user, but if you're trying to provide it as a feature to many it effectively shuts it down.
Nothing in the GPL limits this.
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