I just published this in firstname.lastname@example.org, but since it might be valuable to add parts of it to the xmpp newsletter I just decided to copy+paste the entire message also into this room.
"As you may noticed:
riseup.net is going to discontinue their xmpp service. They would have discontinued it even already if it wasn't for the reason Tails is using it for their MUC's.
If you are unaware of the reasons to shut it down, those bits from an interview with riseup dating back to 2020/06 might be of interest to you:
"However, for basic service, we have some details in the database of users, and probably their ‘buddy lists’. This service is not very well used, and we are considering discontinuing it because we’d rather not have any of this data."
Prior to that, they where explaining how the FBI requested data from them. Shutting down everything that holds to much meta data protects riseup and so their users.
You can read the full interview here:
Tails needs now a new home for their chat rooms. If it will be xmpp is undecided.
The issue related to that can be found here: https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17956
If you believe you have helpful/usefull input on that matter, feel free comment in that issue or/and join xmpp:tails-dev.conference.riseup.net
Once I published the english version I will translate to german and spanish. If one is interested to do that in french or any other language, happy to publish that, too