Challenges of GNU Ring - a free and universal distributed communication platform

Speaker: Hugo Lefeuvre

Track: Ad-Hoc Talks

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)


Room: Alishan (阿里山, 510)

Time: Jul 30 (Mon), 15:30

Duration: 0:20

GNU Ring is a free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. The program allows users to communicate with each other without relying on a centralized server to relay messages.

This presentation will give a short overview of the challenges faced by the Ring project, both technical and non-technical. Among others we will discuss the question of attracting external contributors in the special context of Ring, as well as the technical challenges arising from the development of offline messaging and name servers in a fully distributed network.