Introduce yourself or just say hi

Welcome in the Kontalk community.
Great to see a new member :slight_smile:

They have not to leave there walled gardens. They only have to open the gardendoor by installing Kontalk as a additionally messenger. That’s what I did with my friends.
I only use Kontalk. My friends uses WhatsApp AND Kontalk to communicate also to me :slight_smile:

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Same for me! :wink:

@paulkreuzer we don’t have to do group chats, I just wanted to get you into the beta tester boat for the group chat feature (we are only talking non-important stuff anyway for testing purposes). Would be great to have a one-on-one chat, too! :slight_smile:

PS: Welcome to our little Fairphoners colony! :wink:

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Hello, I’m Jay and I’m from Canada. I found out about Kontalk through https://www.privacytools.io/ and privacy means a great deal to me so that is why I am so interested in the project. It’s a far better alternative to Signal.

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Hi Jay,
thank you for the pointer to https://www.privacytools.io/
On there german page I could not find Kontalk.

But I just offered a Pullrequest :wink:

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Oh really, no problem. I’m glad I could help then. :slight_smile:

From Tilburg, (The Netherlands) I am Lidwien. My mobile is a Fairphone 2 on Fairphone Open 17.06.4
I try to stay away from G—e and use F-Droid and of course Kontalk.

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Welcome @Lidwien. I hope you have a great time in our forum and all the support you need.

Hi everybody, I am Gabriele from Italy.
I heard about Kontalk time ago and I got in touch with @daniele_athome.

I am an IT professional and what catched my attention is the fact that at the core of Kontalk there is Tigase.

Kudos to the team for the brilliant work with Kontalk, so far!

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Hello. I’m from Romania. I’am not a programmer.

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I’m Ron, the 2nd Canadian to post to this thread.

I have a passion for computer and online privacy and security that predates the public internet. I have never convinced anyone other than my son to use secure communications, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.

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Always a pleasure to learn more about newcomers. :slight_smile: Welcome aboard everyone, looking forward to catching you around our forum.

You might be interested in giving your opinion in this poll:

I’m Jose from Spain and happy to be part of this community. Great work with this app, congrats to all the team. Loving GNU/Linux, free software and security/privacy matters. Cheers!.

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Hi. I’m Luis, a lawyer from Brazil, and I have been searching for a good replacement for wh*pp that would be easy to use and had zero learning curve as prerequisite. I’ve tried several different communicators and finally found kontalk which, in addition, is xmpp compatible - as I’ll be using librem5 in the following months it’s a key feature. As well as neofacsism grows (due to cambridge analytica, fb and wh**app) we have to get closer where ethics is present and I feel ethics here, because it’s FOSS. Free software has ethics in its DNA. My missing feature is encryption with non kontalk users (xmpp users).

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Hi @luisfsr
OMEMO is on the roadmap an will (hopfully) coming up very soon.

So this will fix the missing encryption to non Kontalk clients.

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Glad to know that @webratte! :smiley:

Wait, Librem5? Isn’t that the thing that’s, among other things, specifically designed for Riot.im? Or is that onr too complicated?

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Hello @OffifialMITX!
It’s a phone with privacy features which runs Linux - crowdfunded and being procuced by https://puri.sm/
Matrix/Riot.im are working together and will bring chatty app (https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/chatty/ ), that will connect to matrix using a libpurple plugin. As it seems, chatty has xmpp, SMS, matrix and telegram plugins at this moment.

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Hola.
Soy un promotor de Kontalk, pero no se nada de desarrollar. Por estos lugares (Colombia) estamos muy motivados a utilizar kontalk, muy a pesar de algunas limitantes con algunas características con respecto a whasap y otras, Pero también tenemos claro que es un proyecto jovén de software libre, que lentamente va ir avanzando. Por ejemplo, el avance con la aplicación de escritorio es y fue muy importante para la comunidad. Muchas gracias por ello.
Le pregunto, ¿será posible agregar la utilidad (característica) de crear grupos en la aplicación de escritorio? ese sería un avance importante para la aplicación.
Muchas gracias por su aporte a kontalk. Deseando que esten muy bien y que todos se cuiden mucho en esta época.
Hallo
Ich bin ein Förderer von Kontalk, aber ich weiß nichts, was ich entwickeln könnte. Für diese Orte (Kolumbien) sind wir sehr motiviert, Kontalk zu verwenden, trotz einiger Einschränkungen mit einigen Merkmalen in Bezug auf Whasap und anderen, aber wir sind auch klar, dass es sich um ein junges freies Softwareprojekt handelt, das sich langsam weiterentwickelt. Zum Beispiel ist und war der Fortschritt mit der Desktop-Anwendung für die Community sehr wichtig. Vielen Dank dafür.
Ich frage Sie, ob es möglich ist, das Dienstprogramm (Feature) zum Erstellen von Gruppen in der Desktop-Anwendung hinzuzufügen. Das wäre ein wichtiger Fortschritt für die Anwendung.
Vielen Dank für Ihren Beitrag zu Kontalk. Ich wünsche mir, dass es ihnen sehr gut geht und dass jeder zu diesem Zeitpunkt gut auf sich selbst aufpasst.

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Hi everyone,
What’s very strange for me is that I haven’t heard about Kontalk earlier - I’m impressed by how polished the Android app is. Fantastic project!

My name is Cosmin, I’m a scientist doing research in biology with more than half of my time in data analysis using R and Python. I do not contribute directly to open source projects, but promote open-source tools every time I can. My colleagues use Zotero, a reference manager, LibreOffice, Inkscape, ImageJ, R and Ubuntu VMs. I’ve tried messaging with Element/Matrix.org and is great as well. Kontalk is closer though to the SMS-style applications, is easier to set up with the family members and ‘just works’.

I think the only thing Kontalk is currently missing is publicity and public exposure beyond those who, like me, searched for messaging alternatives in F-droid. By the way, do I have to install Kontalk from Google Play Store to be able to leave a positive feed-back ?

Anyway, great project, I hope it will be long-lived.

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Anime books
Just talking to people
I found it randomly
I haven’t found anything yet