I am very excited about an initiative that we are spearheading at Savoir-faire Linux which takes aim at the secure communication market. The major issue at large is that you cannot have privacy when there is a centralized server or service which can monitor and measure your communication with others – Big Brother is always watching. The solutions on the market today require that you connect via their service so that they can define a revenue model such as selling advertising or charging usage fees.
Being true to our roots of supporting and developing free software, SFL is developing a communication platform that requires no centralized server to communicate and this leave the power of privacy in the hands of the user.
By adopting the same technology that is used by popular Torrent networks – Distributed Hash Tables (DHT) – the platform creates its own secure network over the Internet by which it can distribute directory functions, authentication and encryption across all systems connected to it – we call it Ring.
So maybe you are asking yourself now:
Okay, it sounds cool but what does that mean for me?
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages:
Push Notifications: A New Feature Added to Ring Project Push notifications are essential part of the effective end-user experience on mobile platforms. They tend to boost the app engagement and users find them useful and handy as they ease their communications. Although push notifications are widely considered an advantage for most apps, they are regarded […]
On February 3rd and 4th, two members of Ring’s development team took part in FOSDEM 2018 in Brussels. FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting), a major event for free software developers, is held annually since 2000 during the first week-end of February at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Sébastien Blin, a Ring […]
Ring keeps surprising communication experts and enthusiasts! Ring is now available on Android TV box and other smart TVs. Ring has become the only communication software available on the Google Play Store for Android TVs, since the discontinuation of support for the TV version of Skype in June 2016. This new release is quite different […]
July 21, 2017 – Savoir-faire Linux releases the stable version of Ring: Ring 1.0 – Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Ring is a free/libre and universal communication platform that preserves the users’ privacy and freedoms. It is a GNU package. It runs on multiple platforms; and, it can be used for texting, calls, and video chats more privately, more […]
Discussions constructives avec l équipe de @SFLinux qui utilise Tuleap pour le projet #Ring. Merci! #OSSPARIS16 pic.twitter.com/5QRERzOXrk — Tuleap Agile & Libre (@TuleapOpenALM) 16 novembre 2016 Last November, our Ring development team met with Enalean’s. This company develops Tuleap, the software development project management tool we use for Ring. Here is the story of our […]