[Telepathy] future of Telepathy?

Martin Klapetek mklapetek at kde.org
Tue Apr 26 00:59:28 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Dominik George <nik at naturalnet.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> >The technical details are largely irrelevant. What matters is that,
> >the way things stand today, a GNOME user can't use Whatsapp with
> >Telepathy, and nobody is doing the work to change that.
> Which is a good thing.
> Make people want to use free software and services, rather than spoiling
> free software with crap.

It's not a good thing.

Free software and services unfortunately are not in a position
to dictate trends to the world, as sad as it may be.

If significant portion of people are using WhatsApp or WhatEver,
not supporting it only means being obliterated into irrelevance
because nobody is going to use something, network or client, where
they will be all alone, no matter how much better it may really be.
And there is no way you could convince even 10% of your friends
to switch to any current free software and service (diaspora, anyone?).

That's just a reality.

Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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