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Further IO problems on the http://matrix.org 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 Riot.im. 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!

https://careers.mozilla.org/listings/

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 https://matrix.org/blog/2019/10/11/this-week-in-matrix-2019-10-11

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 https://notion.vc/resources/new-vector-series-a/.

Other blog posts/articles about the investment are at:
- https://matrix.org/blog/2019/10/10/new-vector-raises-8-5-m-to-accelerate-matrix-riot-modular
- https://blog.vector.im/8-5m-to-accelerate-matrix/
- https://tech.eu/brief/new-vector-opensource-communication-funding/
- https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/10/new-vector-scores-8-5m-to-plug-more-users-into-its-open-decentralized-messaging-matrix/

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in an effort to justify why i talk about latex support in riot/matrix so much, i wrote a post https://thosgood.com/blog/2019/10/09/matrix-riot-what-is-it.html . 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...

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/tjohnhos/status/1181740882220990464

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: https://matrix.org/blog/2019/10/04/this-week-in-matrix-2019-10-04

We commend the Canadian government for recommending GPLv3+ and AGPLv3+ as licenses to use for their government free software projects.


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The JRuby team is making a move! After several months of evaluating options, we are moving our official chat to @[email protected] Connect to us via https://matrix.to/#/#jruby:matrix.org and hang out with the JRuby community today!

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/jruby/status/1178776721899900930


Although I wasn't able to go, it's nice to see that our local climate strike demonstration was well attended.

As a follow-up to my post about my igor bot framework for Elixir, I've split of the core of it into a more general Matrix client library (https://hex.pm/packages/polyjuice_client), and also created a library of Matrix functions (https://hex.pm/packages/polyjuice_util).

We have an AMA on /r/privacy happening right now for all your privacy related questions - head over to https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/da219t/im_project_lead_for_matrixorg_the_open_protocol/ and get involved :)


Synapse release candidate for you! 1.4.0rc1 is a whopper and contains a huge body of work to improve data privacy. Check it out if you would like to help us test, but check the upgrade notes first. https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/releases/tag/v1.4.0rc1

We have an AMA coming up on /r/privacy on Friday 16:30 UK (GMT+1) to discuss all things Matrix - particularly the conclusions to all the privacy work outlined in https://matrix.org/blog/2019/06/30/tightening-up-privacy-in-matrix/. Thanks to the mods for the invite! Be there or be 🔲. https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/d8pe9x/ama_with_matrixorg_project_lead_friday_27

GSoC report 3 of 4 is available! Thank you Alexey Andreyev, who has been making end-to-end encryption available in Qt-based clients via libQuotient - read his report: https://matrix.org/blog/2019/09/20/qt-based-clients-end-to-end-encryption-support-final-report-g-so-c-2019 #gsoc #e2ee #encryption #matrix
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