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Open Whisper Systems (informally abbreviated OWS  ) is a software organization  that was founded by Moxie Marlinspike in 2013. Its main focus is the development of the Signal Protocol.  It also maintains an encrypted communications application called Signal. The organization is funded by a combination of donations and grants , and all of its products are published as free and open-source software.
Security researcher Moxie Marlinspike and roboticist Stuart Anderson co-founded a startup company called Whisper Systems in 2010.   The company produced proprietary enterprise mobile security software. Among these were an encrypted texting program called TextSecure and an encrypted voice calling app called RedPhone.  They also developed a firewall and tools for encrypting other forms of data. 
Twitter released TextSecure as free and open-source software under the GPLv3 license in December 2011.     RedPhone was also released under the same license in July 2012.  Marlinspike later left Twitter and founded Open Whisper Systems as a collaborative open source project for the continued development of TextSecure and RedPhone.