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Jami (GNU Ring before December 2018) is a peer-to-peer communication solution, offering voice, video and chat in a decentralised and secure way. It is being developed by Savoir-faire Linux, a Canadian company specialising in Free Software.

The ancestor of Ring is SFLphone, a portable SIP/AIX software phone, also developed by Savoir-faire Linux. Ring retains most of the audio and SIP capabilities of SFLphone, while adding a Bittorrent-like DHT to completely avoid dependency on servers, and offering video and chat communication.

Additionally, Ring has a clean separation between daemon and user interface. The supported platforms are GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and Android.


Ring is currently packaged in [community], with some third-party clients in AUR. You can choose between several versions:


You can use the desktop launcher provided by your desktop environment, or run the ring.cx command as user:

$ ring.cx

It will detect which client is installed (Gnome or KDE) and run it. The daemon is launched automatically by clients.