Gale is a messaging system resembling Zephyr in UI and social characteristics, but IRC in architecture, with some features of its own. It supports the use of public-key cryptography for privacy and authentication. It has a spanning-tree topology with failover, little server state, no concept of "op privileges", security through end-to-end encryption, multi-line messages, and command-line-driven clients, and directed categories, which prevents unnecessary distribution of messages.
DocumentationUser tutorial and guide available from http://gale.org/users/; developer's guide available from http://gale.org/arch/index.html
released on 29 June 2001
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||10 July 2001|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://ofb.net/cvs/|
|Required to build||Boehm conservative garbage collector|
|Required to build||Open SSL|
|Required to build||ADNS|
|Required to build||iconv|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 May 2002.