slides Amin Bandali is a free software activist, a GNU maintainer, a volunteer webmaster for the GNU Project, and a co-organizer of EmacsConf. Amin is also a free software consultant at Savoir-faire Linux, working on Jami, which is a free, libre, truly distributed, peer-to-peer solution for universal communication, which respects the freedom and privacy of its users. It’s an official GNU package, with a main goal of providing a framework for virtual communications, including audio/video calling and conferencing, text messaging, and file transfer. Being able to communicate online without compromising our software freedom or privacy has become a much larger issue since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, and Jami is an important step forward in solving these problems.

Having tried Jami some time ago and being quite underwhelmed, some of the new stuff does raise my interest again (by a lot). Well worth a watch!

@ajz
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Very nice. If you want to read some more about the new changes as well see Jami blog news entries : https://jami.net/tag/blog/

@dragonX
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Jami doesn’t want to address the fact that it can’t be made to run through Tor or I2P, they acknowledged that as of now all media communication like (ringing, video and voice calls ) only transit through UDP, and are not interested in making them work under TCP. so as to be able to use Tor.

poVoq
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Might be technically challenging and with it being totally p2p the benefit of ToR is also much less than for other software + real-time video chat over ToR? Good luck with that :)

@dragonX
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Tor network isn’t as slow as it used to be, few hikups her and there but P2P video calls work just fine (doens’t need to be in 4K either), I did it many times using other messengers and it worked fine.

@ajz
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Hmm.That makes it different from Tox.chat then, which can run via Tor.

@linkert
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What is Jami?? It does not seem to state anywhere on their site what it is?

poVoq
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A p2p video chat app and SIP client with some messenger functionality.

@linkert
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Thank you :)

@ajz
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I’ve tried Jami (and formerly Ring.cx) from time to time through the years. Happy to hear about recent user experiences by others.

I am sceptical as well, I had the same underwhelming experience as @poVoq@lemmy.ml when I tried jami last time.

ugh... lo!
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Try briar messenger. IMO, it’s more solid than jami

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