[ILUG-BOM] Kontalk messenger (Re: [X-POST] January Meetup)

L. Guruprasad lgp171188 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 03:59:41 EST 2014


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Praveen A <pravi.a at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those who were not present at the meetup, kontalk is a Free
> Software replacement for whatsapp - you can chat with anyone if you
> know their phone number using a data connection (cheaper sms for many
> people). See http://kontalk.org
>
> Currently it is available only on android. Their next version would
> support XMPP and it would make it easy to get it working on other
> platforms.


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:21 PM, Prakash Shetty <prithvis at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can also look at telegram https://telegram.org
>
> The code is GPL
>
> There is also a $200,000 bounty for anybody cracking it.

I see only the client applications are released under free software
licenses for both Kontalk and Telegram. Only when the
server side application is also released as free software so that
people can self-host, it can be considered free software imho.

Thanks & Regards,
Guruprasad


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