Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot

Found on The Register on Tuesday, 28 May 2019
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Government officials in Germany are reportedly mulling a law to force chat app providers to hand over end-to-end encrypted conversations in plain text on demand.

True and strong end-to-end encrypted conversations can only be decrypted by those participating in the discussion, so the proposed rules would require app makers to deliberately knacker or backdoor their code in order to comply.

So any open-source and decentralized messenger will be ruled illegal then?