RT @[email protected]

I'm converting more and more people from other messengers to come join me on @[email protected] Clearly the best choice if you want something that's OSS + open-standards-based and federated *and* not requiring a phone number as a primary identifier (I always found that sooo dumb).


@matrix have you reviewed my trust and safety engineer application? I'm an expert in internet moderation.
@matrix reading "" and "federated" in one paragraph is somewhat irritating.
I've been doing the same, and my efforts are getting increasingly successful.

@matrix You are mean. I like that. But how come you mention email, not #DeltaChat πŸ˜‰ ?

@matrix xmpp really does check all the boxes and is mature already. I'm all about Matrix and new efforts but let's not ignore viable solutions that are already available.

@BoosterFive πŸš€ XMPP does a good job and is what we call "proven technology", but Matrix does a lot more than what XMPP does. I don't see how XMPP could bridge to other platforms the way Matrix does. Integrating platforms is what Matrix does, XMPP is "only" a platform for chatting.

@matrix Yes matrix is definitely a great tool, I find it great that my phone number and email address stored as hashes in my selfhosted ma1sd and not having to relay on a central server like for my msisdn …

@matrix By the way are you posting from the Mycete mastodon-matrix bridge? I still ha to try it.

@BoosterFive πŸš€ Matrix isn't so much a piece of software (like Trillian, Pidgin or Element), but a protocol that can be used to transfer messages, no matter what kind of messages. I used Trillian and Pidgin in the past, but they were nothing like Matrix: they were clients with support for a range of protocols.

Matrix itself is not much more than a protocol that allows you to transfer messages, and you can plug all sorts of bridges into it that can encapsulate different protocols in it. The great advantage of that is that your client only needs to be able to speak the Matrix-protocol, not every protocol you would want to use. "One client to rule them all", so to speak.
@BoosterFive πŸš€ Setting up a Matrix-server is a bit of work, true. The documentation is there, but it's not always easy to find what you need. You can get a lot of help online though, and I can recommend the "Synapse Admins" room on #Matrix itself:

And as a starting point, I can recommend the video Matthew Hodgson made a year ago, about how to do a complete setup with Matrix and #Jitsi from scratch in about an hour:

Running your own secure communication service with Matrix and Jitsi |

Over the last few weeks there's been huge increase in interest from folks wanting the security and autonomy of running their remote collaboration services, rather than being at the mercy of traditional proprietary centralised apps. Meanwhile, the homeserver has been very overloaded (although we're at last making excellent progress in...

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