Aether: Peer-to-peer ephemeral public communities (Free app)

Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections

Features

Ephemeral

It keeps 6 months of posts by default. It's gone after. If something is worth keeping, someone will save it within six months — but not from beyond that.

Privacy-sensitive

It's peer-to-peer, and it has no servers. It's privacy sensitive because of that, source IP of any specific public post cannot (easily) be determined.

Transparent

Actions of moderators are visible to users. No content can just 'disappear', if something gets deleted, you'll know who did it, why they did it, and if you want, how to get it back.

Democratic

Communities can elect and impeach their own mods by voting. If a mod behaves inappropriately, users can disable that mod locally as well.

Platforms

macOS Windows and Linux

License

AGPL-3.0 license

Tags

community,communities,forums,communication,democracy,chat,messages,security,privacy

Resources

Github

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