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. His major research interest includes ‘Innovation and Technology Management’ with secondary focus on ‘business model innovation’ (BMI), and ‘strategic R&D collaborations within OSS industry’. He has published several academic papers on contemporary subjects of knowledge economy such as EDI (Employee Driven Innovation), innovation capability and SMEs, as well as technological platforms in OSS industry. He is a member of Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) focused on developing usecases showcasing integration of OSS projects into IP & virtualizatin digital strategies.

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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