Your thoughts about RCS: an open standard in proprietary hands to replace SMS

André Ockers ao at
Sun Dec 3 09:34:07 UTC 2023

Dear members of the FSFE discussion list,

Please allow me to share a concern of mine. A business initiative of Google, 
supported by Apple, is Rich Communication Services (RCS), an open standard to 
replace SMS [1] [2] [3]. Questions that I have:
- 	Would it be a smart and wise decision to let a non-European business 
take control over replacing SMS?
-	Would it be a smart and wise decision to break SMS as a general 
accessible service?
-	What would consequences be for Free Software, the privacy and consumer 
rights of us Europeans, and the environment? 

Best regards,

André Ockers

Member, Free Software Foundation Europe discussion list

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