Briar party (the messenger which ticks most of the boxes)

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Description Briar is a free (GPLv3), decentralized (using Tor or bluetooth meshing), end-to-end encrypted messenger which is not tied to phone numbers. We are fans who want to present it and create a congress-wide group.
Website(s) https://briarproject.org/
Type Meeting
Kids session No
Keyword(s) network
Tags briar, communication
Processing assembly Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg
Person organizing Iblech
Language en - English
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Starts at 2018/12/28 17:00
Ends at 2018/12/28 17:30
Duration 30 minutes
Location Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg

Briar ticks most of the boxes you'd want to see in a messenger:

  • It is free software (GPLv3).
  • It is decentralized (using the Tor network or meshing via bluetooth).
  • It is end-to-end encrypted.
  • It isn't tied to phone numbers.
  • It supports several kinds of group chats.


It is hence our messenger of choice. That said, there are still a couple of things missing (in active development):

  • A desktop client.
  • Caching of messages by own trusted nodes in case the phone is off or doesn't have connectivity.


We are fans (not Briar developers) who want to show your the awesomeness that is Briar, create a congress-wide group and exercise the meshing capabilities.


If you like, you can install Briar before the session, but we can also help you installing it during the session (Briar is at the moment only available for Android). You can fetch Briar on the F-Droid store or on the Google Play Store.