[jdev] The `XMPP as a social network` idea

Simon Tennant simon at buddycloud.com
Mon Feb 9 10:16:17 UTC 2015


On 8 February 2015 at 18:16, <h8h at dev-nu11.de> wrote:

>  * Buddycloud is nice, but its written in Java and Java has many security
> risks [5].
>

Some Buddycloud customers have deployed the into security-sensitive
environments. I'm sure they would be interested in these new Java
vulnerabilities.


> Because I'm going to write an open-source social network based on XMPP
> (mostly pubsub). Maybe in a nicer language (i.e. javascript /php (file
> upload and so on) / python (django)  ). It should have an activity flow,
> like Social Stream [4], a Chat (w OTR support), like converse.js [6] and
> thats all for now. It should be very basic and secure and more suitable for
> people with less xmpp experience. That means, simple login / user creation,
> simple posting (w maybe like / dislike) and post reading (activity flow),
> chat w/o otr.
>

Good point - people don't use a social network because it's written in a
language or uses XMPP. I haven't looked too closely at what Movim does now,
but BC covers all the features you mentioned above.

(http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/buddycloud-channels.html)

-- 
Simon Tennant | CEO Buddycloud <http://buddycloud.com> | +49 17 8545 0880
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