Killing Proprietary Chat apps with Open Source?

If you know me, you know I’m a lover of privacy and the whole ‘opt in’ concept when it comes to allowing someone to message you in anyway. Particularly now with all the robot calling systems, the mass junk email and spamming bots, and so on. It’s overwhelming, and just flat intrusive.

I found this article about a group wanting to change the way we message each other, so we can ‘kill’ off the Slacks and Facebook messengers of the world.

That’s all well and good, but from reading this article, it sounds like it’s just going to work in conjunction with your email…great! More ways to get spammed constantly, and more crap to have to filter through. How about we solve the issue of email first, then work on the next step in communication.