The Signal Server repository hasn’t been updated since April 2020. There are a bunch of links about this here but I found this thread the most interesting.

To me, this is unforgivable behaviour. Signal always positioned themselves as “open source”, and the Server itself is under the best license for server software (AGPLv3 – which raises questions about the legality of this situation).

Signal’s whole approach to open source has constantly been underwhelming to say the least. Their budget-Apple attitude (secrecy, i.e. “we can never engage the community directly”, “we will never merge/accept PRs”, etc) has lead to its logical conclusion here, I guess. I have been somewhat of a “Signal apologist” thus far (I almost always defend them & I think a lot of criticism they get it very unfair) but yeah I’m over Signal now.
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Thats the other thing. Right now I use Matrix as my primary chat program, mainly for this reason. Even if Signal released all of their source code for the next year, at the end of that year, they could simply revoke the source code, and force you to either continue using their service, or stop talking to your contacts.

Do you know of a good lightweight client that works well with tor? I’d like to be able to use matrix but Element is just super heavy (and works really bad over tor because of latency).
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Hydrogen, while not stable yet, will hopefully be much more useable over slower networks including Tor:

I hope for the best, but considering it’s yet another Javascript webapp, i find it hard to trust it’ll do anything better. By design it will force me to drop privacy/security features from my browser, and will use considerable resources.

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