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Non-profit Matrix.org Foundation seems to be moving funds to for-profit Element
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Nov 2023
Why not Matrix? Here's one reason: it has incredibly hard-to-debug edge cases, and plenty of bugs. One of my favourites is the one where people are kicked out of your room at random, which was reported a year ago. It wasn't fixed, however, because the head of the Matrix foundation (Matthew) presumably didn't like the issue being posted on Twitter.
This is honestly really disappointing behaviour from a platform owner.
Matrix Synapse how use python scripts?
2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 6 Oct 2023
Redesign einer Website: Mailadressen öffentlich als Sicherheitsrisiko?
4 projects | /r/de_EDV | 22 Jun 2023
Self Hosting Matrix Server
2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 30 May 2023
Solved: Fully automated transaction entry with iOS shortcuts. No manual entry or YNAB app required
2 projects | /r/ynab | 22 Apr 2023
5 projects | /r/privacy | 16 Apr 2023
The permanence is a difficult issue, there are some description here and here, and some proposed solutions here and here , but the main point is that in a federated system you can not be sure about that the others will work in a good faith. If you have shared or sent something to someone outside the infrastructure you control, you can not reverse that. Like if you have sent an email from protonmail to a gmail address, you can not force google to delete that.
Beeper Changes iMessage
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Mar 2023
Twitter's source code has been leaked on GitHub
10 projects | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 27 Mar 2023
Discord? There are many options, but Mattermost is probably the most Discord like. You might choose Matrix instead if you want something federated like the other platforms I've linked here.
Discord will possibly record your video calls, voice calls and channels including screen shares.
7 projects | /r/discordapp | 5 Mar 2023
suggestions on a self-hosted messaging server with end-to-end encryption for a small family
3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 2 Mar 2023
Are group video and audio calls encrypten?
2 projects | /r/elementchat | 9 Mar 2023
Group voice and video calls are not E2EE, and use Jitsi, but this is expected to change with Native Group VoIP Signalling.
So there's no online messaging service that's private, anonymous and secure?
5 projects | /r/PrivacyGuides | 20 Feb 2023
DMs in Matrix are always E2EE, and MSC3401: Native Group VoIP Signalling means there should be E2EE in group calls.
Element (Matrix) adds video/voice rooms
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Jul 2022
Native Matrix VoIP with Element Call
14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Mar 2022
From my perspective, the really exciting thing about this that it works equally well in mobile web browsers as well as desktop web - clicking on a link on Mobile Safari should Do The Right Thing without having to install anything.
Moreover, because it's built on Matrix, MSC3401 (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-doc/blob/matthew/group-...) means that we'll finally have decentralised cascading video/voice conferences once the SFU (selective forwarding unit) component is added into the mix. So, for instance, users on the same homeserver will get their video feeds relayed locally with minimal latency... and then users on another remote homeserver will also get mixed locally with minimal latency, trunking the two together. If the link dies or one homeserver dies, the conference will keep going - i.e. precisely the same semantics as normal Matrix.
Introducing Native Matrix VoIP with Element Call!
5 projects | /r/linux | 5 Mar 2022
Signal is more secure than Telegram from my understanding, but the fact that it needs a phone number makes me wary
2 projects | /r/PrivacyGuides | 2 Mar 2022
What metadata does Matrix protect? Encrypted state events still aren't a thing for example https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-doc/pull/3414 This means that server admins know what groups a given account is a member of, private or not, and they also have a general idea of what the topic of said groups are, even if they're encrypted. This would be a problem for groups about sensitive personal medical issues, like a private HIV survivors or Alcoholics Anonymous group.
For those suggesting Guilded, Revolt, Signal, or what ever else as Discord alternatives, consider this potential problem inherent in those alternatives, even if two of them are open source
3 projects | /r/discordapp | 26 Feb 2022
The protocol itself is flexible and can be changed through spec change proposals on their Github. They're currently working on implementing threads, and they recently implemented spaces, which functionally combine the concept of Discord servers and server folders. They can also be nested.
Discord is a black hole for information
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Feb 2022
Something we're trying to do about this on the Matrix side is MSC2716 (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-doc/blob/matthew/msc271...) - the ability to import archives of existing content into Matrix, and thus 'lock it open' and decentralise it for posterity: as long as one of the servers participating in that room stays alive (and the room is set up with infinite data retention, obviously) then the conversation will live on forever. (That MSC is also well worth a look for those interested in how Matrix works under the hood; MSC2716 was a surprisingly tricky problem to solve but it's basically finished now!).
Our first step will be to import all of Gitter's archives into Matrix - but we're then planning to add MSC2716 to all the existing Matrix bridges so that folks can use it to liberate chat history from Discord and Slack if desired, and avoid it getting paywalled/siloed/lost/held-hostage forever. We're also expecting to do USENET, mailing lists, forums, public IRC channels which have explicitly opted into logging... and generally archive as much possible in an open decentralised fashion, and ensure that gatekeepers can't lock up and blackhole info going forwards. After all, information longs to be free :)
Wire is now on F-Droid
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Jan 2022
This is an accident of history and will eventually be corrected: https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-doc/issues/2678.
It is certainly not intended that new features are unencrypted, but unfortunately sometimes it happens in order for features to get added sooner.
Show HN: Matrix-CRDT – real-time collaborative apps using Matrix as backend
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Jan 2022
On the Matrix side we've been keeping a close eye on JMAP, which operates in a fairly similar space to our new 'sliding sync' protocol (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-doc/blob/kegan/sync-v3/...). We would love to adopt JSCalendar & JSContact in Matrix if they are good to go :)
What are some alternatives?
dendrite - Dendrite is a second-generation Matrix homeserver written in Go!
Rocket.Chat - The communications platform that puts data protection first.
Jitsi Meet - Jitsi Meet - Secure, Simple and Scalable Video Conferences that you use as a standalone app or embed in your web application.
Mattermost - Mattermost is an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle..
matrix-docker-ansible-deploy - 🐳 Matrix (An open network for secure, decentralized communication) server setup using Ansible and Docker
matterbridge - bridge between mattermost, IRC, gitter, xmpp, slack, discord, telegram, rocketchat, twitch, ssh-chat, zulip, whatsapp, keybase, matrix, microsoft teams, nextcloud, mumble, vk and more with REST API (mattermost not required!)
Mumble - Mumble is an open-source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software.
Nextcloud - ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data
fosscord - 📬 Spacebar is a free open source selfhostable discord compatible communication platform [Moved to: https://github.com/spacebarchat/spacebarchat]
RetroShare - RetroShare is a Free and Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform.