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🍿 Open Tech Will Save Us is back!, and are coming to talk about self-hosting for individuals.

Come listen to them live this Friday at 18:00 UTC, ask questions in the chat and they will answer it!

⏬ Details below ⏬
Face of the three speakers with their name and organisation. Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud, Alexandre Aubin from YunoHost, and Neil Alexander from Element
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Aryeh Gielchinsky mastodon (AP)
Will it be recorded? mastodon (AP)
It will be recorded :)
Allan Haverholm mastodon (AP)
I'll only be sarcastically interested in what Nextcloud has to say about "self-hosting for individuals", considering they imo have pivoted toward enterprise users in recent years. I would prefer to hear from an (f)easily maintained, agile web/cal/cardDAV solution over those guys.

Krille Fear mastodon (AP)
Today I have played 3 hours with my pen&paper group over a native #FluffyChat video call. The connection was super stable all the time. It will be coming as a opt-in experimental feature in the next release 🤗
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LibreOffice mastodon (AP)
Exactly ten years ago, The Document Foundation was officially incorporated as the home of LibreOffice. How time flies! Here's our blogpost from back then:
Incorporation certificate
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Truly we live in the worst timeline: a printer company has figured out how to put DRM in its *paper*:
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Andy Balaam mastodon (AP)
Want to get into free/open source software? Consider the Matrix Outreachy project! (I am a mentor) #outreachychat - any questions, DM me.
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Andy Balaam mastodon (AP)
Info: or follow @outreachy_internships@outreachy
Andre C. mastodon (AP)
I'd love to, unfortunately i don't think i'll get the hang of typescript until May. mastodon (AP)
Oh no, you missed that one talk you wanted to watch in the Matrix devroom!

🎬️ Worry not, all the talks are now available for you to watch at your convenience
A concept art of Thirdroom, the Metaverse on Matrix project
A graph showing the increasing number of messages sent daily on Matrix
A screenshot of a collaborative whiteboard app. The speaker draws on the right whiteboard, which gets replicated on the left whiteboard
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Rafa Gálvez mastodon (AP)
do you have a PeerTube mirror? Just asking
Recordings are becoming available on the Fosdem site over time.
Andy Cuccaro mastodon (AP)
Was there any talk about "beyond chat" Matrix? I feel like I remember being some mention of it, but I can't find it now.

This Sunday at 17:10 CET/16:10 UTC/11:10 EST, I will be talking about my work in trying to bring #MLS (improved end-to-end encryption) to #FOSDEM
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Aks :kde: :fedora: mastodon (AP)
I have to give a huge praise to people behind the Conduit #Matrix server!

It was super easy to set up and when I had problems I asked their Matrix channel for help, everyone was super helpful!

I managed to get my server in such a weird buggy state that I had to use a branch made for me lol. But the lengths @timokoesters went just to fix my issues was amazing!

If you want to set up a small server I highly recommend!!!
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The #FSFE opens its own #Matrix server! Supporters and registered volunteers can get their account, and everyone can join our community chatrooms 🚀

A must-have to attend #FOSDEM this weekend!


@matrix@fosdem #freesoftware #softwarefreedom #opensource #synapse #element #federation
A computer screen with Matrix on it in a nice office space
Henry Edward Hardy mastodon (AP)
Why are you still affiliating with RMS?
j@mastodon mastodon (AP)
Why would they pay any attention to an ad hominem attack based on misinformation and boosted by corporate open source for profit organisations?
That is not their view. They condemned his return.
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Henry Edward Hardy mastodon (AP)
FSFE haven't changed the name of the organization. What did they actually change, aside from virtue signaling?
They are still a European foundation that promotes software freedom. Changing a name is not a minor thing. They are not collaborating with the FSF.
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Henry Edward Hardy mastodon (AP)
"Software Freedom" In other words, FSFE are still promoting RMS self-aggrandizing, "'trust us with your copyrights, you can trust us, honest,' charismatic, authoritarian, entitled, misogynist, blaming rape victims, incel vision."

As someone who was briefly a volunteer sysadmin at the FSF office in Boston, I can say my impression was of a top-down, authoritarian, money and fundraising-driven organization devoted to a cult of personality of an odious person.

So done with that.
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Henry Edward Hardy mastodon (AP)
An ad hominem attack would be of the form of "FSF's statement is invalid because they are associated with RMS"

But I wasn't refuting any argument by FSF. I just asked why they are still affiliating with RMS. Perhaps before you use impressive sounding Latin words you might make sure you understand what they mean? Just a suggestion.

I am basing my opinion of what RMS said condoning and excusing alleged child rape from the actual transcripts, and the MIT report.
The FSFE is not the FSF.

> in the current situation we see ourselves unable to collaborate both with the FSF and any other organisation in which Richard Stallman has a leading position
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🧵 Can you believe is this week(-end) already?

This year and for the first time, the Foundation and Community have a dev room at FOSDEM… and we have some excellent talks coming up!

⏬ Le menu du jour of Sunday 6 is in this thread ⏬

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bojkotiMalbona mastodon (AP)
@Bubu I don’t think that’s true. I heard a talk pimping #Matrix at #FOSDEM years back, and I remember because I was a bit repulsed that a pro- #Cloudflare org was getting talking time there. It was the same year that #DuckDuckGo abused a time slot to advertise their #Microsoft-driven service.
jcgruenhage mastodon (AP)
it's not the first time they've had timeslots for talks, it's the first time there is a dedicated matrix devroom. mastodon (AP)
As promised a quarter ago, we've got a new spec release for you. Matrix v1.2 is now live, featuring Spaces, Restricted Rooms, a dedicated URI scheme, and a whole lot more. Read more about it on the blog:
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rmsilva mastodon (AP)
just in time for #FOSDEM 2022 ;-)

DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
Recorded my talk for FOSDEM and submitted it today/yesterday. Yes, I am late, it took a lot of effort to hit the 5 minutes slot, lots of random cuts and no camera... but Kdenlive is awesome and it is a bit better than I expected! I hope some of you will enjoy it <3

#matrix #nheko #FOSDEM
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Just finished recording my FOSDEM talk. Find out about how better end-to-end encryption is coming to

Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
Even though I'm terrible on keeping you up-to-date on the development of Fractal-next. We are making really good progress.

I will talk about Fractal-next during FOSDEM 2022 in the matrix dev room.
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Boosted! 💉💉💉 All three doses with different vaccines. First dose AstraZeneca, second dose Pfizer, and third dose Moderna.
Pavithran S diaspora
But last two are same type. 1 Spike protein based adenovector vaccine + 2 spike protein based adeno vector vaccines. Now approved in europe is the new novovax vaccine with protein subunit variety.

If you want generic third type India based Covaxin or china based sinovac are based on dead/inactivated full virus.
Yeah. Novavax has been submitted for approval in Canada, but hasn't been approved yet. And I wouldn't be able to get Covaxin or Sinovac without leaving the country. The only other vaccine currently approved in Canada is J&J (which AIUI is similar to AZ), but it isn't being used for boosters.

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder: 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 and reach out to us via
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vanitasvitae wordpress (AP)
PGPainless 1.0.0 Released!

Close to the end of 2021 I’m excited to announce the release of PGPainless version 1.0.0! I feel like it finally reached a state of sufficient maturity to be worthy of a major release with a “1” at the front.

#audit #encryption #java #openpgp #pgpainless
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Folks have been asking our
Executive Director, Karen Sandler, an Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, their opinion of #FacesOfOpenSource selling #NFTArt based on photos of them (and other #FOSS contributors). They wrote a critique of the move & discuss better options for funding FOSS-related work:

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it seems Karen and Bradley handled this extremely well. Bravo! mastodon (AP)
Hold on everyone, for it's the *biggest ever* Matrix Holiday Special - a comprehensive tour of all the amazing things that Matrix got up to in 2021, and a premonition of things to come in 2022! Happy holidays everyone & thanks for flying Matrix! 🎄☃️☄️🎊🎄
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Jona mastodon (AP)
I read completely and can't deny I'm hyped. 🙂
Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Between all the bad news about corona, we almost forget that some things are going really, really well!

Thank you so much,, for the fantastic work you're doing and congratulations on seeing it take off like this. I'll do my part and continue to do what I've done for the last 3 years: convince everybody and their mother to use #Matrix. If things work out the way I hope, our company will be building a lot of Matrix servers for our clients in 2022, ranging from small companies to big universities.

Happy holidays to everybody!

DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
We just released Nheko 0.9.1!
This is a small bug fix release. If you reported an issue, there is a 15% chance it is fixed now! This release also supports pinned messages, although those will only show up after someone changed the pinned messages in a room currently. Spaces are nested, there is quick access to your recently used reactions and direct chats in the sidebar. Apart from tons bugfixes and smaller improvements.
Full changelog and downloads here:
#nheko #matrix
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musicmatze mastodon (AP)
Well yes, valid point! 😂

Thanks for your rationale! 👍
DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
(In general semver also makes no sense for applications or at least very little. It is more intended for libraries.)

Thib mastodon (AP)
If you rely professionally on IRC, I'd love to hear about your usage!

What IRC networks do you connect to?
What communities are you in?
What do you love about it?
What are your gripes with it?

🔄 Boosts welcome, help me reach people out of my circles!
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BonoboNET (

Community wise, a lot of networking folk such as users of the #Yggdrasil routing project, some casual chatter with some #i2p users and also on the #CRXN network (

What I love about it is the simplicity of setting up an IRC network, the software is mature and just works. Likewise the user experience is "no-bas", simple parameters to get connected, SASL works as expected and it can all be done via a simple text interface. Client support is huge, you can find a client you truly enjoy and secondly almost everyone knows how to use it or is willing too, user management is not hard and is really simple. It's very lean.

Gripes, I guess timeouts when they infrequently do occur and the lost messages between such times (I use a bouncer but such timeouts can annoy me), there is a backlog feature for IRC and perhaps on the future they could update qassel to request it after timeout occurred )at such a timestamp).
Thib mastodon (AP)
Thanks for the very detailed answer @deavmi ! mastodon (AP)
It's the last week to submit your proposals for the Matrix dev room at FOSDEM!

Whether you want to give a lightning talk to showcase your project or a longer talk to get more in depth, you can have a look at our CfP to get all the details.
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Hoping to hear more about native video calls... mastodon (AP)
We're excited to host the first ever Foundation and Community devroom at! A full day of talks, demos and workshops around Matrix itself and projects built on top of Matrix 🏗️

Send us your proposals!
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Krille Fear mastodon (AP)
@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!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
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 ( Would you rather your work or school video calls be free from advertising and tracking? Check out Jitsi! (
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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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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.
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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:

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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Blort mastodon (AP)
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.

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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 and reach out to us via
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You are free to participate other programs! Or maintain your own XMPP project via

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:

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

mhoye mastodon (AP)
Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit.
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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.
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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 if you like to help.
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Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
We have an Open Collective at

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

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Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
We now have offline messages support in #bifrost bridge, thanks to Maranda from has details of using bridge.

#Matrix #XMPP #FreeSoftware #OpenSource
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ok but why the hell does aria-net use aspx
Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
You can ask them directly.
kaip :xmpp: mastodon (AP)
Does the bridge send messages to XMPP users even after they have left the MUC? I need to block Matrix MUCs when I want to leave them.
Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
If you leave the muc, you won't get messages. If you rejoin, you will see old messages.
Where i can find the source code for what aria-net uses?
Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
Source is at

Debian mastodon (AP)
Yesterday the Debian Security Advisory number #5000 was published. Thanks Security Team for the continuous effort and support all these years!
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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

#opensource #c++ #joboffer #hiring #qt
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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!
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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".

Thib 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

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

✍️ Join us by signing the open letter!


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