We are still actively working on the spam issue.
Tox is an instant messaging project originating from /g/ that will soon cause the downfall of skype. The Toxcore is library capable of transferring messages and 'befriending' users in a completely decentralized and encypted way. There are currently multiple clients with graphical interfaces in development. The project is still in its pre-alpha stages.
Shortly after the release of documents by Edward Snowden detailing government dragnet surveillance, many users on /g/ felt that something needed to be done to escape government surveillance. Overall, users felt trapped, and desired a way to communicate without being watched. Eventually, a concensus was reached that communicating through current platforms, such as Skype, was inherently insecure, and new software would have to be developed for this secure communication.
Participation of Non-/g/
The core of Tox was created by mostly /g/, but many other communities and boards were involved, most notably /gd/ for creating much of the design of Tox.
As of today, Tox supports sending of files, group chats, and of course instant messaging with saved contacts.
The most important feature in the works is audio and video chat. Other proposed features include:
- Signing into Tox from multiple computers
- Securing usernames
- Easier group chat
- Improving the DHT backbone
- Tox IRC:
- #tox on irc.freenode.net
- #tox-dev on irc.freenode.net (specifically developer)
- Group Chat ID's
- Groupbot: 56A1ADE4B65B86BCD51CC73E2CD4E542179F47959FE3E0E21B4B0ACDADE5185520B3E6FC5D64