Akshaya Bhatia .

As reported, Indian tech startup Inscripts has developed it’s own video chat platform dubbed ‘Say Namaste’ which lets multiple users connect on a video platform.

Say Namaste is a secure, private & encrypted 1:1 and multi-party text, voice, and video conferencing solution.
It's claimed to be comparable to Apple’s Facetime which is a more secure video chat platform and comes with end-to-end encryption for video.

Furthermore, Say Namaste infrastructure, as well as all data transmission, is on servers located in India, ensures that the data is stored locally.

The product has been developed keeping in mind local sensibilities and offers multiple Indian regional languages which will help reach out to a wider audience..

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Praneet Thakur

If opensource then it would be widely used and people can contribute to it

Lakshmi Narayanan G

Jitsi is an open source video meeting platform. Say Namaste is basically repackaged Jitsi as they are using Jitsi on the backend and just branded it. It's nothing innovative or unique - pick and host an open source app, rename/stamp it with your brand, and sell it as unique

Jainam MJ

A lot of softwares are like that. The real value of these rebranded open source softwares is that they come with customer support.

I think RHEL Linux also falls under the same category. The company red hat was was sold to IBM at 34 billion dollars!

Lakshmi Narayanan G

I understand that - I have a problem only when they posture like it was their own creation and violate all terms of the original license of the OS software they built it from. That's unethical and exactly why Namaste doesn't deserve any of the attention it's getting

Jainam MJ

If they are violating the terms then they will face legal heat soon right?

Lakshmi Narayanan G

Umm, open source terms? License terms are rarely 'enforced' legally. Mostly they depend on the integrity of the other party to follow the terms. It's not like a community of developers, rallied around by a company that hasn't really monetized the product and just offering it as a way to better the community, has a ton of money to fight the corporations that have money to play with. Again, the issue really isn't just about the violation but about the integrity and ethics of the parent company that claims that they conceptualized, designed, and developed the app when what they have done is to build the wrapper on the bulk of the work done by the Jitsi community. Not an easy work that they have done, they should at least have been honest about the source then trying to take full credit

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