My new RockPro64 is now attached to a pair of hard drives. Setup went pretty smoothly, aside from that fact that I couldn't get the official Debian image to work, and ended up switching to Armbian. But copying ~2TB of data from my old NAS is going to take a little while...

Want all the gory details of how we hosted the world's largest free/open source conference # via Matrix? We just posted the full writeup at Huge thanks to for putting their faith in Matrix & to everyone who helped make it a success! 🎉❄️🎆

Here is a reminder that your service provider's employees all have access to your data, and may not have your best interests at heart. This is one reason why we need end-to-end encryption.

Just one hour to go! We're back with a great lineup this Wednesday! Hear, project lead, discuss Linux on the Desktop, presents, PLUS learn about how Matrix powered #/#21!

If you weren't among the 33,600 people 😮 at online # this weekend, be advised: 100% # for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom!

It's BACK! After a hiatus in January, we're back with a great lineup this Wednesday! Hear from discuss Linux on the Desktop (what else!?), presents, PLUS learn about how Matrix powered #/#21!

Today I gave # (0.8.1) another try (on # edge running on the #), and with two little tweaks in the apps settings (Touchscreen mode on and Show buttons in timeline off) it's the best # client I ever used on #.
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Nheko before tweaks
Nheko after tweaks

The Matrix stand is up at ! Come join us and have a chat! Almost as good as the Matrix corridor # # cc

Learn more about Neochat, KDE's Matrix chat client created by Carl Schwan and Tobias Fella. Join Carl Schwan in 30 minutes at our FOSDEM booth for a live demo:
You can chat with other participants at KDE’s booth through the Matrix live chat:

Small # promo I made for #. See you at the # stand! (And watch the last second of the video before criticizing it ;p)

Hey, I want to share something with you: Today my parents (70 and 65 years old) installed # on their iPhones for the first time. They have never used Matrix before but they were able to register an account on and start a chat with me by entering my mxid with no advice! My mother said it was easy like in Telegram. 😍

Ordered a Pine64 RockPro64 to replace our aging home server. Looking forward to playing with it.
My order has been shipped. No idea how long it will take to cross the ocean and half the continent to get here.
It has made it across the ocean. So hopefully it will be in my hands some time next week.
My new toy just came in. Just in time for my guess of "some time next week" to be correct. One box was a bit banged up, but the boxes inside seem fine.


Wow I did not know how many (German) universities are already using for their probably hundreds of thousands of students and staff.

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Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

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Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.

It's not "late", maybe you're early! This Week in Matrix is out now, featuring SO MUCH NEWS about Matrix, plus a Matrix Live chat with the Matrix instance contollers at # # #

Happy belated 10th birthday, #!


The just launched a public # # program for on
Pays up to €5,000. Check it out! 👇


Didn't expect to open Hacker News and see the Prosody blog post on the front page 🙂

I really hope that the growing attention to the practices of big tech will push more people to discover # and other decentralized alternatives to those large platforms.

<sigh> has decided to start blocking my emails again for no reason.
Timo mastodon (AP)
I hope Matrix will not end like this

I'm looking for Free Software success stories in 2020, especially in the education area. Do you know schools which started to organize their home schooling efforts with Free Software during the pandemic? Please share it here: # # # #

Automattic has a pretty cool job going for work on integrating WordPress with matrix. They're looking for someone capable of working on multiple programming languages, especially PHP and JavaScript.

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The 2020 Matrix Holiday Special is here!! Looking back on 2020, looking forward to 2021 with some mad ranting about how amazing Spaces are going to be :D Thanks to all for using and supporting Matrix throughout this nightmare year - happy holidays!! 🎅🎄🎉

More Xmas presents from KDE: Say hello to NeoChat, the new instant messaging app for the Matrix network. Find out how it works on mobile and desktops, learn about its cool features and how you can contribute to its success in the launch announcement.

This Week in Matrix 2020-12-18 |

Amazing demo of Spaces in this episode! This is going to be huge for # and managing a # ... space. Also, first # messages over #!

Big news in cryptography! Sequoia PGP v1.0 has been released. This is an alternative implementation of OpenPGP (Pretty Good Privacy) standard, as compared to GnuPG. Besides being written in #, it takes a library-first approach.

Hubert Chathi friendica
This looks promising

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EMS brings more interoperability to messaging

Bridge all the things!

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Today we celebrate #

Passed exactly 72 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights memorializes the basic notion that fundamental freedoms, including privacy, expression, and access to information, are essential for people all over the world.

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FluffyChat 0.23.0 is out now with password recovery options and a lot of minor fixes and UX improvements. Now also available on Flathub!! 🙂 Learn more at:

There is a new feature in NeoChat, the # @matrix client. Now you can directly reply or add reactions to a message from a menu that appears on hover. #
Screenshot of Neochat showing 2 buttons on hovering over a message.

Any # developers interested in taking up this challenge?

Build # 1.x with # 7.x

Yarn 2.x already moved to babel 7.x but there is no stable release for yarn 2.x and it is completely different from yarn 1.x.

This will help us ship yarn in # (we already moved everything else to babel 7.x but could not port this yet) for next stable release bullseye.

It would be useful to nodejs developers to make initial installation of yarn easy.
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