Salut à Toi

The multi-frontends multi-purposes communication tool

Libre, Decentralised, Standard and Federated

Multi-frontends

SàT can be used with different interfaces, the heart of the software is independent. That mean that you can use SàT:
  • with a browser though the web interface
  • on your desktop, with the power of a native, integrated application
  • inside a console user interface
  • through a command line
  • other frontends are planed (e.g.: small screens), and it's always possible to adapt one to fit your needs

Multi-purposes

Based on the powerful XMPP standard, SàT can do instant messaging of course, but also many other things (and still counting). Here are some of the features:
  • Microblogging: share your thoughts instantaneously
  • Group permissions: share what you want with only the people you want
  • File Sharing
  • Games
  • Interaction with other networks: talk to your friends on IRC, StatusNet, other XMPP networks, or potentially any network
  • Email client access: connect directly with any email client (MUA) like KMail or Thunderbird, and send message on any supported network
  • and many, many other features (it's extensible !)

Libre

Salut à Toi is Libre (free as in freedom), that means that it follow the free software philosophy, not only because it's the best way to develop a software, but also for the share and freedom spirit.
In addition, Salut à Toi follow a social contract: a moral engagment with the user.

Decentralised

By being based on XMPP SàT is naturally decentralised. That mean that there is not one big server somewhere where all the data are staying. That's the only good way to fight against censorship, and to keep control of your data (you don't want to have your private pictures or intimate messages to be in the hands of an untrusted commercial company, do you ?).

Standard

Using a standard protocol is a key point: it's robust, widely used and tested, well documented. Every change is discussed publicly, there are debates on the best way to do things, and the XSF is the guarantor of the evolution and stability of the protocol. That means that SàT can communicate easily with other XMPP projects: the way it "talk" to others is fully documented.

Federated

Federation means that SàT is open to the world: it can communicate on the global Jabber network. You can of course make your own private network if you wants, but with SàT you have the ability to send messages to somebody on an other server, using a different client. That's at the opposite of some proprietary and commercial networks which tend to lock their users up. Open your borders !