Log in

Jami and how it empowers users


Amin Bandali is a free software activist, a GNU maintainer, a volunteer webmaster for the GNU Project, and a co-organizer of EmacsConf.

Amin is also a free software consultant at Savoir-faire Linux, working on Jami, which is a free, libre, truly distributed, peer-to-peer solution for universal communication, which respects the freedom and privacy of its users. It’s an official GNU package, with a main goal of providing a framework for virtual communications, including audio/video calling and conferencing, text messaging, and file transfer. Being able to communicate online without compromising our software freedom or privacy has become a much larger issue since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, and Jami is an important step forward in solving these problems.


2 years, 7 months ago

Tagged with

Empowering Users · LibrePlanet conference · LibrePlanet 2021 video · LibrePlanet 2021 · LibrePlanet · lp2021 · video · FSF


CC BY-SA 4.0


This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. The FSF campaigns for free/libre software, meaning it respects users' freedom and community. We believe that users are entitled to this; all software should be free.


We do not advocate "open source".

That term was coined to reject our views. It refers to similar practices, but usually presented solely as advantageous, without talking of right and wrong.


Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 by announcing development of the free operating system, GNU. By 1992, GNU was nearly operational; one major essential component was lacking, the kernel.


In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. Since then, the combined GNU/Linux system has run in millions of computers. Nowadays you can buy a new computer with a totally free GNU/Linux system preinstalled.


The views of the speaker may not represent the Free Software Foundation. The Foundation supports the free software cause and freedom to share, and basic freedoms in the digital domain, but has no position on other political issues.