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Sojourner Decentralized Social Messaging

Sojourner is a Decentralized Social Messaging services that is include with the Douglass Browser and the Douglass OS.

Sojourner is named in Honor of Sojourner Truth.

Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army.

Sojourner Features

  • All Sojourner Private messages are end-to-end encrypted.
  • To prevent spam you only receive messages from people that you follow .
  • Sojourner messages can be public broadcasts or private, and you will only see replies by people you follow.
  • Because Sojourner runs on your Apple device your messaging activity cannot be tracked.
  • Sojourner is aligned with the BCL
  • Because Sojourner data is saved to your Apple device you can add messages offline and then sync then when you have a connection.

To use Sojourner you will need to download the Douglass Browser.

To follow other members on Sojourner you will need the invite code below.

douglass.io:8008:@nBOPco3rjKTFrcC/m/zMkn+yU4dRhmG9CAlESdyShcs=.ed25519~CkBHQ6JXjEMRFVaqr3NKqd11URBM31/Td9W0vBPxDGY=

After you have created your users name in Sojourner you will need to use the invite code to join the Sojourner pub. Add this link to your Douglass Browser http://localhost:7777/#/sync

Then clink on the “Join Sojourner Pub” link. Once you have signed up to Sojourner you can follow and post questions to the Douglass and Sojourner channels.

When using Douglass Applications and services be mindful that you are in alignment with the Beloved Community Pledge and the Beloved Community License BCL

The Beloved Community Pledge

1. I recognize the humanity of the multitudes who are oppressed, persecuted, incarcerated and in struggle.
2. I declare that violence, poverty, racism, sexism, incarceration, surveillance, militarism and environmental destruction cannot persist.
3. I recognize that reparations and atonement are part of a needed healing process for shared humanity.
4. I pursue a world of freedom, spirituality and fulfillment for all.
5. I make change through nonviolence and radical love for all people and for our sacred planet.
6. I commit to the inspired change needed to create a more humanely just and coherent future.
7. I commit to becoming aware of those forces that seek to undermine the Beloved Community.
8. I will use (and build) only technology which is aligned with this pledge.

Take the pledge

The Beloved Community License is an Nonviolent Software and Hardware License that has been created out of Love, Peace, and Purpose.