Salut à Toi: Federated, Decentralised, Standard and Libre communication

Speaker(s) : Jérôme Poisson

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Red threads : Cloud


The "Salut à Toi" (Hi to You or SàT) project is a communication software which is multi-frontends (desktop, web, terminal, cli, etc). Main points:
- overview: SàT is on a daemon/frontends model, the way frontends communicate with daemon will be exposed, with the plugins system, and the technologies used.
- features: first the features comming directly from XMPP will be shown (microblogging, file sharing, gateways, etc), then some special features (games, pipe over XMPP, collective radios...).
- SàT with a mail client: how XMPP can replace the traditional network
- Political issues: SàT aims to be an alternative which respect privacy, resisstant to censorship or power abuse, a the time when communications are concentrated in the hand of web’s giants. The social contract which show the political way will be introduced.


Working in a compagny which make simplified computers, on a Debian basis with EFL, Jérôme developped many softwares on his free time. Highly engaged politically, he quickly moved on free (Libre) softwares, and started the "Salut à Toi" project several years ago. His goal is to obtain a secure communication way, decentralised, allowing to get back our privacy, and of course free (libre).