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Redmatrix and friendica

As an analogy – I wonder how many people go to Ford dealerships and tell them they really want a Jeep or a Volkswagen and when the Ford dealer manages to actually produce one from the back lot, then complain because it’s the wrong colour or doesn’t have snow tires on it.

Friendica was built for and designed around service federation. RedMatrix is designed around a consistent privacy model. The two goals are unfortunately somewhat incompatible as every different communication service has a somewhat different privacy model. Friendica’s is completely different from RedMatrix, for instance. They started off essentially the same, but we had to water down the Friendica model a bit and make lots of compromises so it would co-exist with other social networks. I’m tired of producing software that has privacy issues just because some other network we want to communicate with has privacy issues. We can’t federate with Friendica because there are too many anti-cert zealots and half the network issues browser warnings. We can’t federate with Diaspora because they can’t protect private photos. We can’t federate with GNU-social/StatusNet because nothing at all is private. We can’t federate with Facebook because we don’t want to and they won’t allows us to. At the end of the day there’s nobody left to federate with.