social.uhoreg.ca

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]: https://matrix.org/docs/guides/implementing-stateres


Excellent news - we’ll be hooking this into Matrix’s E2EE as soon as it’s ready, giving full E2EE video conferences at last!!

RT @[email protected]

Straight from the Jitsi kitchen, end-to-end encrypted meetings coming soon: https://jitsi.org/e2ee

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/jitsinews/status/1249682190209896448


We’re Fixing the Internet. Join Us. - The Mozilla Blog


https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/30/were-fixing-the-internet-join-us/

# #
We’re Fixing the Internet. Join Us.

Brand new virtual meetup event next week!
Open Tech Will Save Us is a livestreamed event with speakers from Jitsi, IPFS and Matrix.

We'll cover the importance of preserving privacy and ways to keep your communications under control. Read more at https://matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/

@gnome and KDE deepen their commitment to work together and unveil KNOME, a new desktop that brings users the best of both worlds:

https://knome.org
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Many proprietary software companies are currently using the extended homeoffice situation of many employees to offer lock-in solutions gratis or even labelling them as "free". But take care to build on Free Software. Else your solution today might turn into a burden tomorrow:

https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200330-01.html

Get the latest news from This Week in Matrix! Lots of new demos in Matrix Live, and a newly annouced client which already supports end-to-end encryption (also news about servers, bots, bridges, clients and more!) https://matrix.org/blog/2020/03/27/this-week-in-matrix-2020-03-27 # # #

RT @[email protected]

Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/wilkieii/status/1242186244165193728
screenshot of riot, which is a slack-like thing, with a webcam of me in the corner and an etherpad showing some code in a direct message section with a student
...and you'll make a presentation at an upcoming @KWLUG meeting, right? On the very platform you're presenting about!
oh, hang on. That was a ReTweet from @[email protected] But you're still invited to make that presentation!

I am currently writing a list of good # solutions for # # in the @fsfe wiki:
https://wiki.fsfe.org/Activities/FreeSoftware4RemoteWorking

I still need to polish the wording but if you already have input for me about what is missing, more sources or any other feedback is very welcome.

Just focus please on software that in particular facilitates remote working not any other usual work-procedures.

Via @EFF: Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software, no encryption allowed. This is the horrifying goal of the "EARN IT" bill:
@EFF


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Feels like a good time to work for a company that has a fully # policy available and that produces team # tools that enable for example more efficient remote #.

Lack good tooling? Check out https://modular.im (powered by # which comes with # powered video #. And it's all #, so you can collaborate with any team using the # protocol, and beyond with the help of bridges to # and such!

Ps. 20% off for educational institutions for remote schooling, contact for info.

Our servers are under considerable load as more people are working remotely. Everything is holding up and we plan to spend our next few days ensuring that we can continue to scale. In the meantime we appreciate your patience if we're slow to answer support tickets or issues.

The http://matrix.org server is seeing its highest traffic levels ever today. We’re battling to keep it performant (via incr optimisations to state res and the multimaster support), but meanwhile you may want to run your own server or get one from @[email protected], @[email protected] etc.


# # # # #

Here are some Open Source tools that can help with remote work:

- @Matrix.org (and Riot.im or any other compatible client): chat, instant messaging (full disclosure: I work on Matrix.org as my full-time job)
- @CryptPad: collaborative real-time document editing, kanban boards, spread sheets, and more
- meet.jit.si: video conferencing
- www.loomio.org: discussion and decision making

Remote schooling: Health safety measures shouldn’t put our kids’ privacy at risk.





https://blog.vector.im/remote-schooling-health-safety-measures-shouldnt-put-our-kids-privacy-at-risk/

# # # # # #

It seems a lot of people are finding out about http://CryptPad.fr now that their team has transitioned to remote work. Coincidentally, we've been working on a major upgrade to our encrypted kanban app featuring a markdown editor and tagging system for all your tasks. #
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#WFH

U.S. citizens, tell your representatives to reject the EARN IT Act.

Filed under "stupid mistakes that made me waste a lot of time debugging": setInterval is not the same as setTimeout.

Hey all, we've got a small budget for @moodlenet security/privacy consulting. Would appreciate pointers to anyone with the chops (including # experience) who might be able to help audit our repos in the next few weeks/months 🙂


Security scandal around # shows the need for decentralised # messengers, # in communication, and digital sovereignty

https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200228-01.html # #
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There's no upside to mass surveillance.

"A National Security Agency system that analyzed logs of Americans’ domestic phone calls and text messages cost 0 million from 2015 to 2019, but yielded only a single significant investigation..."

https://nytimes.com/2020/02/25/us/politics/nsa-phone-program.html

.onion: https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/2020/02/25/us/politics/nsa-phone-program.html

It's happening! Matrix London Meetup is about to start, join the livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT_Dahxkuh8

Why Public Transit Should Be Free For All - The Bullet


https://socialistproject.ca/2020/02/why-public-transit-should-be-free-for-all/

# # # #
Why Public Transit Should Be Free For All


This Week In Matrix is here! Featuring # news, Matrix Live with KB1RD on matrix-notepad, Synapse 1.11 and upcoming major perf fixes, free Radicals, Dad Bots and SO MUCH MORE! https://matrix.org/blog/2020/02/21/this-week-in-matrix-2020-02-21
#GSOC

It's official - @[email protected] is fully live on Matrix! http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2020/02/20/synchronous-messaging-were-live/ Helping get Mozilla going has been a lot of fun, and we'll see a lot of improvements to Riot's UX in the coming months based on their feedback (turns out they know quite a lot about FOSS usability :D)

Yay! We've been accepted into Google Summer of Code as an organisation again this year - calling all students: if you have a free summer and want to help build Matrix get thinking of proposals! https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6060943798173696/ # #

I just managed to join a private @matrix room Form # using the # bridge!

I think what hindered me before was that my matrix account which was already joined in that room before was using the same nick as my @xmpp account tried to use when joining. Renaming the xmpp nick did the trick ;)

OpenPush - A Free, Decentralized Push Messaging Framework for Android

https://f-droid.org/en/2020/02/03/openpush-talk.html

(The embedded video doesn't play because of a strict CSP policy, if you want to watch it, you'll need to click through to the # talk page)


# happened! We just published a quick wrap-up of the conference and videos of all the talks :D Thanks once again to everyone who came to our talks and spoke to us :) https://matrix.org/blog/2020/02/03/matrix-at-fosdem-2020

Its interesting that the new "master key cross signing" feature of @matrix is exactly what the @xmpp summit came up with just two days before :D

Guess we both are on the right track.

Happy palindrome day!
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