Ring Stable Version Released: Ring 1.0 Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

21, 2017Savoir-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 securely, and more reliably.

About Ring

Ring is a fully distributed system based on OpenDHT technology and Ethereum Blockchain. It means, it does not need any central authority, an enterprise or even a server to function. Therefore, it avoids keeping centralized registries of users and storing their personal data. In addition, Ring is based on standard security protocols and end-to-end encryption. Therefore, it prevents decryption of communications over the network and consequently offering a high level of privacy and confidentiality.

Key Functionalities and Features

– Encrypted Audio/VideoHD/InstantMessaging Communications (ICE, SIP, TLS)
– Screen Sharing and Conferencing (Win32 and GNU/Linux)
– Support of Ethereum Blockchain as Distributed Public Users’ Database
– Distributed Communication Platform (OpenDHT)
– Platform Support on GNU/Linux, Windows UWP (Windows 10 and Surface), macOS (10.10+) and Android (4.0+)
– Distributed under GPLv3+ License
– Parts of Ring can be used as a building block in any Internet of Things (IoT) project

Ring: An Impactful and Inspirational Social Innovation

Ring is based on the state-of-the-art technologies (OpenDHT) and follows strict ethical guidelines. Together, a mix of free software technologies, and ethical rules offers end-users: leading edge privacy and anonymity, confidentiality as well as security of conversations. In addition, its stable connectivity and innovative standard functionalities over multitude of platforms make it a suitable choice for an everyday communication. 

Important Links
> Download Ring
> Contribute to Ring
> Technical documentation

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Amir Taherizadeh

Amir Taherizadeh (Ph.D., M.B.A.) holds a doctorate in Science & Technology Management from UQAM. He was a researcher at CIRST (Centre for Inter-University Research on Science and technology) from 2012 through 2016. During his doctoral program, he focused on Open Source Software Technological Collaborations embedded in Shared R&D and Innovation Processes in ICT Industry. He is interested in management and marketing process of digital technologies.

3 thoughts on “Ring Stable Version Released: Ring 1.0 Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”

    1. Hello Shawn,
      Why don’t you subscribe to our mailing list and get in touch directly with those who are contributing to Ring project on a daily basis. Here is the link: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/ring
      You can also write an email to ring@gnu.org and ask them to provide you with details on how anonymity is provide on Ring.

      Thank you very much for your comment and stay tuned…

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