Thanks for your reply.
I'm wondering though, how can we be sure that big brother doesn't have
any part in making Jitsi?
Anyone's free to contribute. However, anyone's code contributions would
have to survive the scrutiny of the community. People can't just commit
code without anyone noticing.
Maybe he is trying to lure those who "have something to hide" to this
software and get them to use it? This worries me, because, even if Jitsi is
open-source, are all its components (such as ZRTP and others) open source?
Yes, they are all open source. Every last one of them.
And how many developers have actually checked the code?
Well, quite certainly there are more external developers that have gone
through our code than those who have checked the code for Skype, Windows
Live Messenger, and their likes.
As a user, I don't have enough expertise to double-check the code...
If you are not a developer, then you have to either put some trust into
someone, or simply stop using software at all. If you decide to risk it,
then open source is certainly your safest bet.
--sent from my mobile
On Apr 5, 2012 3:42 AM, "Disqus User" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: