Now that it's been signed off by Greenpeace, we can press publish on this:

HOWTO: Create an Architecture of Participation for your Open Source project
An architecture of participation

# (formerly #) is now published on F-Droid:

This is a new app replacing both and RiotX, it's based on the RiotX codebase.

Finally managed to get my external monitor working with my laptop. (In other words, I restarted enough parts of my system that it managed to display properly.) So I have two usable screens now. Though it's a bit strange because the external monitor is physically bigger, but lower resolution, than my laptop screen, so everything looks huge on it.

Join us on Wednesday for Open Tech Will Save Us # @[email protected] on #, @[email protected] discussing the @[email protected] plus @[email protected] will be with us to discuss his Aether P2P!

Happy 10th Birthday Friendica!

Ten years ago the 1st commit to the git repository of Mistpark was made by Mike Macgirvin, a project that since has become Friendica accumulating some 27.000 commits contributing the work of more then 250 people from all around the world.
Friendica themes from 2010 to 2020Mistpark and Friendica themes from 2010 to 2020
Together we have build a social media platform that had many faces over the years. It has grown from a decentralized communication platform into an integral part of the Fediverse and Federation. Allowing its users to interact with their friends and family across the borders of nodes, projects and physical distance outside the world of data-harvesting corporations.

Thank you Mike and everybody else who has contributed their time to the project over the years! And while we are preparing the 2020.06 release of Friendica, lets have a big party to celebrate ten years of this wonderful part of the free social web.

Are you ready for This Week in Matrix? It's demos week, so watch Matrix Live to see the latest work from the core team, plus server news, GSOC progress (x6), clients, SDKs, tools and all the latest news from the ecosystem! #

Our member project, Git, will add a feature for users to choose the initial branch name via git init. More in the announcement:

It's exciting to see more clients progressing in their end-to-end encryption implementations. Here is emoji verification in a development version of FluffyChat, thanks to sorunome.

Back in 2016 @[email protected] paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by @[email protected]: an absolutely critical step for Matrix. Today, OTF is under attack. Please help save them for the sake of the Internet. # #

Really excited to share the details of the academic Matrix research that Florian Jacob and team have been up to at KIT DSN - come learn all about how Matrix decomposes over at: 👀🤓👩🏾‍💻

Here's MoodleNet, the world's first federated social network for educators, a decentralised digital commons.

I've taken this as Product Manager from zero to one, and leave Moodle on Friday.

The team is calling this v1.0 beta and proud of what we've achieved. Unfortunately the management seem to think it's "alpha quality". You decide...

Really excited about the release of this new research into decentralized systems and UX/usability considerations... a topic very close to my heart.

It has lots of actionable advice useful to anyone building projects and products in this domain. The research includes input from folk in many communities, including # and #.

Apparently GMail had decided emails from me were spam. I've now set up DKIM and DMARC. We'll see if that makes things better.

New Spec release this week! These releases include SSO support, new token expiration, new room alias management, and a bunch of server-side changes/clarifications. Read more detail

Two years ago, I started working on full-time. I'm happy to be part of a great team at New Vector, and also part of a fantastic open-source community.
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Happy anniversary!

RT @[email protected]

Finally. The first decentralized collaboration platform for the healthcare industry has arrived. Decentralized, encrypted, open source and based on @[email protected] Let's get started to enable meaningful communication between patients and doctors.


New blog post! It's a quick overview over the different keys involved in # 's new cross signing.

Come and read This Week in Matrix! New editions of Dendrite, Mirage, FluffyChat and more... PLUS a great Matrix Live with @[email protected] - learn more about the Automattic investment!

We’re incredibly excited to welcome @[email protected], creators of @[email protected], to the Matrix ecosystem with a strategic investment of ~M into @[email protected] to support Matrix development and embrace decentralisation! Read all about it at 🎉🎊😱🚀

We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.

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If you weren't able to join us live for Open Tech Will Save Us #2, remember you can still watch the stream recording - catch up with Mike Hoye, Eugen from Mastodon and a cracking Dendrite demo (it's working well!) # #


Very much looking forward to this Wednesday, when we'll host the second Open Tech Will Save Us event! @Gargron - creator of Mastodon! - will join us for a Q&A about scaling, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced!

RT @[email protected]

Riot Web/Desktop 1.6 + RiotX Android 0.19 + Riot iOS 0.11 IS HERE!!! E2E Encryption by default, Cross-signing & QR-codes for Device Verification, All New E2EE UI/UX + SO MUCH MORE making this our biggest release EVER! E2E will never be the same again 🎉🚀🍾


Terrific news: .org has been saved! ICANN’s leadership rejected the sale of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and the .Org top-level domain. See the latest news:
Thank you to everyone who helped us stop the sale
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that's terrific news :)

Huge updates this week in This Week in Matrix! Dendrite supports v5 rooms! Rust homeserver progress! SEVEN clients with news, including e2ee support in gomuks and a big Pattle update! # # #

Last night I released the first version of buildbot-matrix, a plugin for builtbot which adds the ability to send build notifications to a @matrix room.

It's great to see people turning to decentralized and self-hosted communication tools at a time when they are more important than ever!

# installations have doubled since mid-March. We suspect a lot of these are # setups, partly fuelled by increasing discomfort with a lack of privacy in centralized commercial services.

Data is from the Debian popcon service, so only represents a small part of the picture (Debian systems that have opted into reporting their package installation and usage data).
Graph of Prosody package installations on all Debian systems that submit their package data to popcon. Installations doubled between mid-March and mid-April.

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Hi all - we've released a fourth release candidate for Riot 1.6 at, incorporating lots of feedback and bug reports from last week's RCs. The more you help test cross-signing & E2EE search (via the sooner we'll be able to ship! :D


A great example of compassion in the midst of crisis.

If you're preparing to run an online event, consider using open source tools to run it! Read our guide to running online events now # # #

This Week in Matrix is now available! All the news on homeservers, cross-signing (OMG SO CLOSE), new terminal client, Doctor Who shenanigans, learn about how state resolution works and MORE! # # #

I started working on cross-signing in with the initial spec proposal submitted in September 2018. Over a year and a half later, it's nearly ready to go live in We had a video-conferenced key-signing party today at work, which involved us yelling emoji over each other. It's nice to have people stress-testing something that you've worked on for so long, and have it hold up.
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Looking forward to trying Jitsi's improved Firefox support.

Lots of new homeserver development happening atm - between Dendrite having implemented V2 state res, Conduit rising from Ruma's ashes, and Maelstrom forming too! So no better time to publish a new guide for understanding V2 state res from @[email protected]:

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