Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@[email protected]) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at 💉🇩🇪🚀

@matrix Looking forward to the French equivalent to do the same! 💉 🇫🇷 🚀

@matrix I love hearing all these stories of non-tech organisations adopting Matrix!

Good news, let's hope the rest of the world will follow this example.

Wow, good to hear! That's it, leading by example, and not waiting for legislation to force you doing the stuff which you know is the way to go!

@Erik Kemp 🇪🇺 I don't think anyone can be against leading by example (certainly not me!), and I'm sure there is much of it in play, on the technical as well as on the political side. But I (not a German speaker) cannot say there isn't careful wording in legislation also backing this choice. A lot of European legislation on digital stuff insists on points such as data ownership and privacy, legislation on medical records may require local storage, and this German agency was created by legislation and its priorities were set in legislation, providing the frame within which choices such as this one are justified. Would be interesting to know more about this. Cheers!

@matrix Just skimmed over the concept paper. As much as I like the adoption of open standards: the TI messenger will be a walled garden that uses the matrix protocol - and a lot of extensions to it. Providers will have to implement custom clients, too.

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