Welcome to the latest edition of your pseudo-monthly JMP update!
In case it’s been a while since you checked out JMP, here’s a refresher: JMP lets you send and receive text and picture messages (and calls) through a real phone number right from your computer, tablet, phone, or anything else that has an XMPP client. JMP’s tagline, “Freedom For Your Phone Number”, captures the freedom that JMP gives you from traditional cell phone carriers, as well as the fully-free nature of all the software that powers JMP (licensed entirely under AGPLv3+).
As promised, we have some more details about upcoming conferences we’ll be at: We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be at LinuxFest Northwest this year - our booth has been confirmed and we’re preparing our booth materials now. As usual, we will have pamphlets and JMP stickers, and you can pay for JMP anonymously in cash at the booth if you like. Or just stop by and say hi! LinuxFest Northwest is happening April 26-28 at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, Washington, just an hour or two from both Vancouver (BC) and Seattle. There is an excellent lineup of speakers, and an extensive exhibition area with lots of great organizations. Also, admission to the exhibition area and talks is free! For full details, and to register, see https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/conferences/2019
We’ll also be at LibrePlanet, which is happening this weekend (March 23-24) at MIT! While JMP will not have a booth this year, we’re participating in the raffle again, where you can win a JMP subscription. As with FOSDEM, a few people from JMP will be at LibrePlanet, including our founder - we’ll be wearing T-shirts with a large JMP logo on the back. We’re very happy to talk about JMP if you happen to run into us; don’t be afraid to say hi!
In other news, we are getting closer to offering additional international messaging and calling options. In particular, we are now in the testing phase for iNum, which means we will soon be able to offer new phone numbers from the iNum calling code, which are reachable from most carriers worldwide. If you’ve been waiting for a JMP number outside Canada and the US, this will be your chance! For more on iNum, see https://www.inum.net/ or reply to this email - we’re happy to discuss how iNum might work for you.
If you’d like to know what’s happening with JMP between emails like this, here are some ways you can find out:
- follow us on Twitter
- find us in xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org?join - a group chat accessible from most XMPP clients, and on the web
- signup for the 30-day free trial at https://jmp.chat/#signup and try it out!
Thanks for reading and have a great day! We’re looking forward to seeing some of you at LibrePlanet this weekend and LinuxFest Northwest next month!