Subscription-based monthly charges are eating everyone alive and no one is pissed off enough about it to do anything.

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  • TextSecure

    A private messenger for Android.

    OSS sometimes has advantages and other times is bad. For example I don't know a good OSS photo editing software. GIMP is clunky. Inkscape isn't too bad. But on the other hand there are tools like CryptPad that are open sourced and more secure alternatives to popular software (in this case Google Suite or Office 365). Or things like Signal. There's a slow turn towards privacy and "best of both worlds" but it is slow and we need more momentum.

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  • CryptPad

    Collaboration suite, end-to-end encrypted and open-source.

    OSS sometimes has advantages and other times is bad. For example I don't know a good OSS photo editing software. GIMP is clunky. Inkscape isn't too bad. But on the other hand there are tools like CryptPad that are open sourced and more secure alternatives to popular software (in this case Google Suite or Office 365). Or things like Signal. There's a slow turn towards privacy and "best of both worlds" but it is slow and we need more momentum.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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