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I know the fediverse is probably a bad place to recruit for a centralized messaging service, but if anyone wants to join me at , we're hiring! Check out signal.org/workworkwork/ or contact me for more.

@minkiu Not sure—I suspect it's to make it easier for the synchronous communication we do. Some additional thoughts there:

1. We've had people in the Hawaii time zone and the Atlantic time zone. I know that's a minority of the world population, but it covers a lot more than I thought it would.
2. We've had contractors in Europe, and at least a few team members work from there, too.

I can ask for more details if you wish!

@EvanHahn nah it's all good, I don't fit in any of the roles, but some people might be discouraged by the "US Timezone only" bit! :D

@minkiu Totally...it's something I'd love us to improve, but that's a bigger effort.

@EvanHahn You guys need a Chemist/Scientist? I'll be keen 😅

@EvanHahn The job advert says "Everything we produce is open source. Every time we write code, we get to share it with the world.", but this blog appears to contradict that https://signal.org/blog/keeping-spam-off-signal/. Which is (currently) true?

@underlap The blog post has the latest:

"To keep Signal a free global communication service without spam, we must depart from our totally-open posture and develop *one* piece of the server in private: a system for detecting and disrupting spam campaigns. Unlike encryption protocols, which are designed to be provably secure even if everyone knows how they work, spam detection is an ongoing chore for which there is no concrete resolution and for which transparency is a major disadvantage."

@underlap I'll follow up with the team next week to see if we want to tweak that job post wording. It's a good callout on your part, and either an oversight or a deliberate oversimplification.

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