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Matrix.org mastodon (AP)
We're excited to host the first ever http://Matrix.org Foundation and Community devroom at @fosdem@twitter.com! A full day of talks, demos and workshops around Matrix itself and projects built on top of Matrix 🏗️

Send us your proposals!

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/12/02/call-for-participation-for-the-fosdem-2022-matrix-dev-room
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@room FluffyChat 1.0.0 has been released featuring a new design, a lot of bug fixes, better performance, a theme switcher, end to end encryption by default, better spaces support and much much more!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

https://www.reddit.com/r/fluffychat/comments/r5vsxz/fluffychat_100_has_been_released/
Two screenshots of the FluffyChat app. Chat view and chat list view.
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Arco mastodon (AP)
I just installed the flatpak, and the UI looks really cool :) But for the moment it is slow... (the whole setup and conversations were slow)
⚛️Revertron mastodon (AP)
On Android the version 1.0.1 is working great. But on Windows under release 1.0.1 there is version 1.0.0, and I can't verify devices, no matter what I do.

Do you use Zoom? The company recently announced they may begin showing ads at the end of video calls for "basic" accounts (https://blog.zoom.us/zoom-continued-access-for-basic-users-with-advertising-program/). Would you rather your work or school video calls be free from advertising and tracking? Check out Jitsi! (http://meet.jit.si)
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TOV mastodon (AP)
FluffyChat is an open source, nonprofit matrix client created using Flutter, the open source framework that allows building beautiful, natively compiled, multi-platform applications from a single codebase. The app is easy to use, secure and decentralized.

#fluffychat #matrix #flutter #android #linux

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is it not #Electron based? I don’t want Electron.js near my stuff. =)
Krille Fear mastodon (AP)
No Flutter isn't web based. It compiles to native machine code on Android/iOS/desktop and to canvas/webgl on the web. So FluffyChat on the Desktop is a native Linux application

Debian mastodon (AP)
Debian hits the mark with bug # 1,000,000. Thank you to all of our Developers, Contributors, and Users who helped us reach (and fix) this milestone. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1000000
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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
Nheko 0.9.0 is out! A lot of people contributed to it, so check it out on Flathub or here: https://github.com/Nheko-Reborn/nheko/releases/tag/v0.9.0

The changelog is slightly longer than 500 characters, but look forward to lots of E2EE improvements, room directory support, custom sticker packs, token authenticated registration, new icons, jdenticons, animated images, accepting knocks, limited spaces support, message forwarding, a new media player and a lot more! 🐈‍⬛

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Would it help to have issues filed on the tracker with screenshots?

KDE mastodon (AP)
The #KDEEco website is now live. Join us and help us make more energy-efficient software and reduce e-waste.

https://eco.kde.org

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We are considering to participate the Google Summer of Code 2022! #GSoC

If you are interested as a student, mentor or as #XMPP project in general add your ideas to https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Google_Summer_of_Code_2022 and reach out to us via xmpp:gsoc@muc.xmpp.org?join
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Pinoak mastodon (AP)
ahaha! Better consider to participate at CIA summer of code or NSA winter of spy!
You are free to participate other programs! Or maintain your own XMPP project via https://opencollective.com/xmpp

The XSF has started to offer fiscal hosting via #OpenCollective for #XMPP projects! This allows open source XMPP projects that cannot maintain own funding to effectively manage donations through-out the XSF.

Read about the details: https://xmpp.org/community/fiscalhost/

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NorCalGeekDad mastodon (AP)
Just set up "snikket" (http://snikket.org) for my family. It's "prosody" with an easy setup and web console. Pretty slick!

Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit.

https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromium/src/+/3260807

https://developer.chrome.com/devsummit/
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Matrix.org mastodon (AP)
The Matrix Specification has a new stable release! It adds knocking, cross-signing, and an all-new platform thanks to Will Bamberg.

We're also now going to update the Spec quarterly.

To get the full details, read the Matrix Spec v1.1 announcement.

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/11/09/matrix-v-1-1-release
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Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
So happy to see #Matrix develop steadily and quickly. I've run my own homeserver for 3 years now and slowly but surely lure my contacts to Matrix.

I see more and more organisations getting interested, I've even built a few homeservers for our clients. Let Matrix spread over the world like an oil spill 😎

Keep up the good work, people!

One I saw elsewhere: A very COP pledge.

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Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
#Matrix and #XMPP are two federated/decentralized instant messaging protocols. Both has its pros and cons. #Bifrost bridge is an effort to connect these two protocols. Currently the bridge does not support offline messages for XMPP users, making it unreliable for XMPP users.

The bridge being #FreeSoftware we want to fix this problem by adding support for offline messages to the bridge.

Join our meeting on 4 Nov 2021 meeting 6 PM IST / 12:30 PM GMT https://meet.fsci.in/bifrostmam if you like to help.
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Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
We have an Open Collective at
https://opencollective.com/bifrost-mam

Contribute to this fund raising campaign so we can fund two developers to work full time on this project for one month.

Spread the word so more people know about this campaign.

#Matrix #XMPP #FreeSoftware #OpenSource

We found a missing feature in a Free Software we use and we are taking advantage of the freedom to modify the software. We need your help to make it happen.
Ravi Dwivedi mastodon (AP)
I gave a five minute talk to introduce this project https://videos.fsci.in/videos/watch/bb05da12-f780-4ba1-b38e-148681e815d7

#freesoftware
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Debian mastodon (AP)
Yesterday the Debian Security Advisory number #5000 was published. Thanks Security Team for the continuous effort and support all these years! https://www.debian.org/security/
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We're looking for a C++ developer to join our desktop client team!

You would work with our small and agile team to bring new features and improvements to the desktop client application. You ideally have some open source experience, know your way a bit around git and Github and live in the CET timezone.

Please boost appreciated

https://nextcloud.com/jobs/

#opensource #c++ #joboffer #hiring #qt
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Matrix.org mastodon (AP)
Did you know that Matrix is not just pushing for better tech, but also for a better society?

#thisWeekInMatrix we try to make a difference with better laws, a job to join the resistance, and many more updates!

Get informed and involved by reading TWIM!

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/10/29/this-week-in-matrix-2021-10-29
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Elias mastodon (AP)
How about moving away from youtube for your videos?

When you write something about "Social Good" and at the same time lead people to youtube, that takes away some credibility.

Youtube is Google, pushing people there means giving even more power to Google. That is not "social good".

Thibault mastodon (AP)
Element is hiring Backend Engineers 🚀

If you:
- are experienced with #Python OR #NodeJS
- know your way with #SQL
- know what a REST API is
- want to work on an open source project (#Synapse and/or bridges)

You can either DM me or apply directly on https://apply.workable.com/elementio/j/CE6DA357E1/

If you are not sure if you would be a great fit or what would be expected from you, drop me a message and we'll figure it out :)

🔄 Boosts very appreciated, we need you!
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Matrix.org mastodon (AP)
RT @element_hq@twitter.com

We've founded the Coalition for Competitive Digital Markets alongside @ProtonMail@twitter.com, @openxchange@twitter.com and others to push interoperability on the European Agenda. #C4DM 🇪🇺

✍️ Join us by signing the open letter!

https://competitivedigitalmarkets.eu/

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1452945557874483201

#c4dm
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The Tor Project mastodon (AP)
Today is the first Global Encryption Day!

🔒 Encryption makes life safer. Without it, our banking details, personal conversations, medical history, and everything in between is on display.

Now is the time to #MakeTheSwitch to encrypted services (like Tor!)

https://blog.torproject.org/first-global-encryption-day

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(Sindastra)-[~] % _ mastodon (AP)
I agree that we need encryption, but this is highly misleading. If you use Tor, and then use Facebook or Telegram, it won't magically end-to-end encrypt anything or make you anonymous. Now, this might seem obvious, but most people on this planet aren't technical and genuinely don't understand this. So, yeah... the way you're advertising for Tor here could mislead some people into a false sense of security and anonymity, which can even become dangerous.
gudenau mastodon (AP)
Also much easier to change and forge!

The Tor Project mastodon (AP)
Entering the Matrix 👩‍💻

We are happy to announce an expansion of the Tor community's day-to-day conversations by bridging our IRC community the Matrix platform.

For regular Tor users, it means that you can chat with us using a friendly App like Element.

https://blog.torproject.org/entering-the-matrix
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isnt the matrix server project known for sending metadata and userinfo from self-hosted servers to their flagship instance without a way to disable the data collection?
jcgruenhage mastodon (AP)
No, it isn't. There's a few things you could mean though:
- Synapse sends back some server stats to the Synapse devs, if configured to do so. This is opt-in though, and does not contain info about users, just aggregated stats on the server.
- Synapse verifies server keys via a notary server in addition to verifying them via a TLS conn with the server itself. As an admin, you can configure any server you want there, but the default is matrix.org. 1/2
jcgruenhage mastodon (AP)
- Last but not least: Element collects some telemetry data as well, so this is also potentially problematic. Again though, this is opt-in.

A thing that might actually be problematic though, is that Tor users in specific had problems connecting to matrix servers hosted by Element, including matrix.org, due to problems with Cloudflare. If the Tor project announces usage though, I'll assume those problems have been resolved by now
Lutin Discret mastodon (AP)
great 👏 could you please make a "matrix space" to gather all those rooms. This will make it easier to find/browse. Thanks!

muesli mastodon (AP)
Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊
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Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
I started working on session verification for Fractal-next. Still a long way to go, but it's a start.

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Would we have SSO anytime soon?
Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
SSO is on the roadmap, but no sure when it will be implemented.

A bit over a week ago, this Friendica instance suddenly stopped receiving posts over ActivityPub. It took me a while to figure it out, but it turned out that my server's clock was drifting, and at some point drifted to be more than 5 minutes off, which caused issues with signature verification. So I fixed the NTP configuration on my server, and now things seem to be back to normal. I've missed about a week of posts, but I guess I'll survive.

Election day today. Canadians, vote!

I wrote a tool in Elixir for checking the setup of Matrix servers. See more information about it in this week's This Week in Matrix post.

F-Droid mastodon (AP)
#Matrix users: updates for Element and SchildiChat just hit our repo, containing important security fixes. Please refresh the index in your clients and update ASAP.

#security #updates
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chava mastodon (AP)
Not a Martix user but that's an amazing turn around time from team @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology ! 👏
Buntbart mastodon (AP)
Faster than expected! Thank you!! 👍

Matrix.org mastodon (AP)
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.

We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now. https://matrix.org/blog/2021/09/13/vulnerability-disclosure-key-sharing
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spyjosh-GX mastodon (AP)
not seeing an update to fluffy chat on the open store. Will this be coming to Ubuntu Touch?
yano mastodon (AP)
make sure you update your stuff everyone!

#element #matrix

Aral Balkan mastodon (AP)
The battles we’re fighting for our privacy aren’t just to make our phones and computers private places today. They’re to keep our homes, cars, and minds private places in the future. They’re to protect our personhood and stave off autocracy.

#privacy #humanRights
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I don't know why we need an expert to tell us that if we want housing to be more affordable, we need to decrease the price of housing.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/how-affordable-is-your-housing-situation-right-now-1.6155647/measures-to-make-housing-more-affordable-wouldn-t-be-popular-with-voters-economist-1.6155683

I made a new release of Polyjuice Client, my @Matrix.org client library for #Elixir. You can see the changelog at https://gitlab.com/uhoreg/polyjuice_client/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
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Debian mastodon (AP)
Debian 11 bullseye has been released! https://bits.debian.org/2021/08/bullseye-released.html
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Romain de Laage mastodon (AP)
I enjoy this kind of news ! Congratulations to all the team !
:fdroid: mondstern mastodon (AP)
Since ends of august 2020 I also apply #debian in my first FOSS exhibition in #berlin / germany

#acrylpainting

It is 1 of 104 acrylic painting pictures
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Germany's healthcare system is using this open source standard for encrypted instant messaging | ZDNet


https://www.zdnet.com/article/germanys-healthcare-system-is-using-this-open-source-standard-for-encrypted-instant-messaging/

Congrats #Germany 😁

#matrix #healthcare #opensource #openstandards
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Facebook is doing research in AI & #endtoend encrypted messages, to analyze & target ads on them.

How an AI can determine you are trying to buy designer shoes, but your private discussion about health or politics won't leak?

We have no clue either.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-analyze-encrypted-messages-ad-targeting-175739715.html
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easrng mastodon (AP)
If I had to guess, they'll have some kind of zkp that does text processing on device to prove to the Facebook servers that a given ciphertext includes a message about a given topic without revealing the keys or plaintext.

Matrix.org mastodon (AP)
Attention all IRC bridge users (cc @liberachat@twitter.com & friends) - we have *finally* improved the format for bridging replies; Matrix should now be a much better citizen on IRC. (disclaimer: this reply format shamelessly stolen without permission from @jessnode@twitter.com :P)
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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

https://f-droid.org/en/docs/Security_Model/
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yeah but when you download the app you download the signed app
Claes Wallin 🇸🇪🇭🇰 friendica (via ActivityPub)
That means the checksum and checking is built in! That's what @𝓾𝓷𝓲𝓺𝓾𝓮 𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓽𝔂 is describing above. There really is no problem here.

Vaccine 2 of 2 downloaded.
Installation in progress.
Estimated time remaining: 2 weeks.
Installation complete. 🎉

Co-op Cloud mastodon (AP)
Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (https://coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `#coopcloud:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻
#introductions #tech #coops #coopcloud #commons
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Grandasse mastodon (AP)
🖼️
Image 1: 3 maisons dont une en feu, deux personnes tentent d'étendre le feu, une troisième personne les regarde perplexe (voire outrée).<br>Image 2 : la personne outrée arrose les deux maisons qui ne sont pas en feu en disans "all houses matter !!!"<br><br>#blacklivesmatter
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Tutanota ✅ mastodon (AP)
While the crypto wars continue, we would like to remind everyone of two very convincing facts for the pro encryption side:

✅ 1. Encryption can't be outlawed

✅ 2. Backdoors for the good guys only are impossible

Here is our stance on the ongoing crypto wars:
https://tutanota.com/crypto-wars/
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We seem to have been here before. The province begins opening up just as a new variant threatens to take hold. Our overall R value is about 0.8, but the R value for the Delta variant is over 1.2, and we're less than a week into re-opening. We'll see how we fare this time, but it didn't turn out that well last time.
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