LibrePlanet 2021: Jami and how it empowers users

I am giving my very first LibrePlanet[1] talk today on March 20th.
I will be talking about Jami[2], the GNU package for universal
communication that respects the freedoms and privacy of its users.
I'll be giving an introduction to Jami and its architecture, sharing
important and exciting development news from the Jami team about
rendezvous points[3], JAMS[4], the plugin SDK[5], Swarm chats[6],
and more; and how these features help empower users to communicate
with their loved ones without sacrificing their privacy or freedom.


Here is the abstract for my talk, also available on the LibrePlanet
2021's speakers page[7]:

    Jami is free software for universal communication that respects
    the freedoms and privacy of its users.  Jami is an official GNU
    package with a main goal of providing a framework for virtual
    communications, along with a series of end-user applications for
    audio/video calling and conferencing, text messaging, and file

    With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has
    become the norm for many workers around the world.  More and more
    people are using videoconferencing tools to work or communicate
    with their loved ones.  The emergence of these tools has been
    followed by many questions and scandals concerning the privacy and
    freedom of users.

    This talk gives an introduction to Jami, a free/libre, truly
    distributed, and peer-to-peer solution, and explains why and how
    it differs from all other existing solutions and how it empowers


I have been an attendee of LibrePlanet for some years, and am very
excited to be giving my first ever talk at LibrePlanet 2021 this year!
You can watch my talk and other speakers' talks live this weekend,
from the page.  Attendance is
gratis (no cost) and you can register at

Presentation slides:
LaTeX sources:

I hope to see you around this year's all-online LibrePlanet conference
this weekend!

    LibrePlanet is a conference about software freedom, happening
    March 20 through 21, 2021.  The event is hosted by the Free
    Software Foundation (FSF), and brings together software
    developers, law and policy experts, activists, students, and
    computer users to learn skills, celebrate free software
    accomplishments, and face upcoming challenges.  Newcomers are
    always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2021 will feature programming
    for all ages and experience levels.


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updated: 2021-03-21
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