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In this blog you will find posts which help people to enhance their digital sovereignty. The posts will focus on configuring XMPP-based instant messaging clients.

You might ask why the installation of an XMPP-based instant messanger enhances the digital sovereignty.

Today, many people are using instant messengers which are developed and controlled by a single company. The company can change their terms of use. The company decides in which direction the messaging app will be developed. If a messenger is used by a critical mass it is not easy to switch to a different messenger because (in the normal case) messengers of different companies cannot communicate with each other.

XMPP is an open standard. This means that everyone can decide to develop a messenger which uses XMPP. Everyone can decide to operate a server which acts as an instant messaging service. The user can decide which provider he/she trusts and which app he/she wants to use. When a user decides to switch to a different app or provider he/she can still communicate with his/her contacts.


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My mail address is my axel [at] eversten [dot] net