PSA: We've been made aware of attempts to scan for private Matrix servers and join rooms from their room directories. ***Please make sure your room directory and rooms are locked down if you run a private server** - for more details see: Please pass it on

Attention Matrix developers: Matrix Client Server API r0.6.0 and Identity Service API r0.3.0 is out. These mainly incorporate the MSCs which went into the privacy/GDPR related work over the last few months - has the gory details :)

We did it! We came together as a community and met our fundraising goal to defend software freedom from patent litigation.
Next up comes the hard part - winning this lawsuit and setting precedent. Stay tuned for updates as we progress forward

Exactly 5 years ago at 16:42, was the first CryptPad commit by @cjdelisle, the start of a very ambitious project to restore privacy in collaboration tools. We believed in it 5 years ago and we thank the 200 supporters and 10000 weekly users from 150 countries that have joined us

Get the latest news from This Week in Matrix! - it's time to dig out your 3DS and start chatting, because the miitrix client is out now! #decentralisation #3ds #twim #matrix

Rise and shine #MozFest, we're here at Ravensbourne University, 6th floor in the #decentralisation space! Come and chat to us - here's Brendan setting up our demo, and taking time to review the many bridges we support! #mozfest19

Come find Matrix at the MozFest Science Fair at the RSA in London! We'll also be available Saturday and Sunday at Ravensbourne, where we'll be doing live demos #mozfest #mozfest19

At #rdc19 @[email protected] is holding forth on the latest and greatest Matrix updates!
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The Debian Project stands with the @GNOME Foundation in defense against patent trolls

Further IO problems on the homeserver; we're in the process of migrating to more reliable hardware over the coming days. Apologies for the outages :(

Hey everyone! Some really good news: The good people at Vector IM are adding many accessibility features to the @matrix client It is much more usable now than it used to be a year or so ago, both on the web and on iOS. #a11y #RiotIM #matrixdotorg
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We're hiring still at Mozilla!

This feels squickily like self-promotion (which I hate), but some folks round here might find something interesting there.

I will also mention that we have ongoing efforts to recruit folks who are *not* like me - i.e. straight old cis white guys.

So, if you are *not* like me along any of those axes, I especially encourage you to give it a looksee.

And this week's Matrix Live video features yours truly.
On other news when is 1.4 coming to buster backports?
I don't know what andrewsh's plan is.

What’s that? You were wondering what happened in Matrix this week? Don’t worry, we have you covered

A great quote from the blog post of one of the new investors in New Vector:

At last, the market has an alternative to these walled gardens with a range of messaging solutions from New Vector based on the open source Matrix protocol and complete data ownership and security. It feels like the full power and promise of the Internet is being returned to its rightful owner – the user.

The full post is at

Other blog posts/articles about the investment are at:

RT @[email protected]

in an effort to justify why i talk about latex support in riot/matrix so much, i wrote a post . in an effort to make the wall of text interesting to read, i did it directly after taking a sleeping pill, so i fear it gets less and less cohesive...


It's the latest This Week in Matrix! Lots of big releases this week: Synapse 1.4.0, Riot-web 1.4.0 (no relation), Slack bridge 1.0.0 and more, go read:
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