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[liberationtech] Do you have any thoughts on Matrix.org?

fauno fauno at endefensadelsl.org
Fri Jul 7 13:36:34 PDT 2017


Nathan of Guardian <nathan at guardianproject.info> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017, at 05:43 AM, Jonathan Frederickson wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 2:36 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at tmp.ucsb.edu>
>> wrote:
>> > I hadn't seen it before. It describes itself as "An open network for secure,
>> > decentralized communication." See: http://matrix.org/
>> 
>> I've been a daily user of Matrix for the last few years, and I run my
>> own Matrix server. I really like it - it solves a lot of the issues I
>> have with XMPP. Notably, server-side history is treated as a
>> first-class citizen, and it even works with end-to-end encrypted
>> rooms! (The clients hold the keys, the server holds the encrypted
>> messages.)
>> 
>
> I see it more as an upgrade for IRC than XMPP myself, and a more open
> alternative to Slack. I use it as part of my daily workflow, connecting
> with various teams and communities. 

i've posted some issues i have with their privacy policy here, but
haven't had time to follow up.  if they're compliant with data requests
on the official servers, would it suffice to have more servers?  most
people would end up in the official ones, since they're being
recommended by default when you install the android app.

https://github.com/vector-im/riot-android/issues/1185

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