Jami and how it empowers users

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Jami is free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. Jami is an official GNU package with a main goal of providing a framework for virtual communications, along with a series of end-user applications for audio/video calling and conferencing, text messaging, and file transfer.

Original story by Amin Bandali / LibrePlanet 2021. Published 2021-03-22, Originally published 2021-03-21.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.


Video Copyright Amin Bandali / LibrePlanet 2021. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become the norm for many workers around the world. More and more people are using videoconferencing tools to work or communicate with their loved ones. The emergence of these tools has been followed by many questions and scandals concerning the privacy and freedom of users.

This talk gives an introduction to Jami, a free/libre, truly distributed, and peer-to-peer solution, and explains why and how it differs from all other existing solutions and how it empowers users.

The Jami git repository is at git.jami.net/savoirfairelinux.

"Amin Bandali is a free software activist, GNU maintainer, Savannah hacker/admin, and a volunteer webmaster for the GNU project. In relation to Jami, Amin is a GNU maintainer for Jami, and a free software consultant at Savoir-faire Linux, where he gets to work on various aspects of Jami, including hacking on the jami-gnome client, working with the maintainers of Jami packages in various GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian and Trisquel to help keep the version of Jami available in their official repositories up to date, and generally serving as a community liaison between the Jami core development team and the wider free software community around Jami. Outside work, Amin is a GNU Emacs diehard who uses Emacs for just about every imaginable computing task (as evidenced by him maintaining the ERC IRC client built into GNU Emacs), and organizes the EmacsConf conference with help from wonderful co-organizers and volunteers."

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