chat software - Any opinions? is now also offering a chat software.

Any opinions?

  • I don’t see source code.
  • No fleshed out technical spec for audits - I wouldn’t touch it.
  • They seem to criticize tried and tested crypto implementations and suggest their own homebrewed solutions - that makes me cringe a bit.
  • Anyone who praises the RAM munching turd that is Slack is suspect.
  • No server side components of keybase itself or the chat client ever released to the public
  • AFAICT Keybase is really just a glorified keyserver that managed to market themselves really well and score VC funding. They don’t seem to care for or respect Free Software so I don’t care about them :slight_smile:

FWIW, the client source is available under BSD 3-clause: GitHub - keybase/client: Keybase Go Library, Client, Service, OS X, iOS, Android, Electron

I can’t disagree with any of your other comments though.


Any updates?

I am also interested in any other opinions. Or maybe HulaHoop changed his mind? Maybe it’s worth coming back to the subject, in the end it’s been two years.

Has there been any change in opinion on this? The devs actively maintain quite a few repos on GitHub. I’m not sure if it’s as open as we’d like, but we’re using their v3 onion in sdwdate (sdwdate/30_default.conf at aa087324f021e3118615aec2990b6653de05c2b8 · Kicksecure/sdwdate · GitHub) and they’re a stable, Tor-friendly site at least.

new, fixed keyserver -

Please see sdwdate Time Sources Criteria and raise that here in case that seems inappropriate:
Suggest Trustworthy Tor Hidden Services as Time Sources for sdwdate