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On 28/12/21 3:32 pm, Clocked Modular wrote:

> I recommend integrating Signal into LibreOffice rather than email. We
> should look at Google and Apple for what the market is doing. Not the old
> dinosaurs like IBM and Microsoft are pointing the way, but they are.

You are recommending integrating something which is centralized and in control of one single entity(Signal) rather than something which is decentralized and federated(email).

We can integrate matrix/xmpp/IRC chats rather than Signal. As far as the matter of convenience or registering via phone number is concerned, Quicksy can be used which is a part of XMPP family. People who want convenience can use Quicksy and register via phone number, while others like me who don't want to register via phone number can register on another xmpp service(or they can have their own server) and still talk to Quicksy users.

Signal maybe good for now but we cannot guarantee it will continue to be as good. It is effectively a lock-in, which is a problem of centralization. In future if the Signal service gets compromised(like change of the owner of the company might change their values or they might change something about Signal that you do not agree with), nobody bothers to switch.

Quicksy is a brilliant hack which offers both convenience and freedom.

Ravi Dwivedi
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