BIG NEWS: Huge welcome to, who are entering Matrix!! Gitter is moving from to & building the ultimate Matrix bridge, showcasing how a large chat app can natively talk Matrix, while bringing Gitter goodness to Element! 🚀🌉🎉

I make three appearances in the latest "This Week in ": in the demos video, for Polyjuice Client (my Matrix client library for # ), and for Igor (my Matrix bot framework for # )
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Congrats, its community people like you who help us live the free software dream.

I've made a new release of Polyjuice Client, my client library for #. This release includes some breaking changes from previous releases, as well as various improvements. See the release notes ( for details.

Reactions in FluffyChat are coming 😊

Element secure messenger review | TechRadar

Element is a genuinely interesting and appealing secure messaging platform that will appeal to individual users and businesses alike. It's reliable, it comes with just about all the features that you're likely to need, it's simple to set up, and it has some of the best security and privacy features in the business – if you want to escape the clutches of the big tech giants, this is well worth a look.

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Back home after a week of camping at Sauble Falls Provincial Park.


(Germany) NRW Edu just announced the deployment of their based messenger solution for schools.
This sounds promising going forward with # #


GSoC intern, Alejandro, worked on making the code of our Matrix client Fractal more elegant, by using a piece of software provided and maintained by Matrix maintainers to interact with Matrix instances. Thanks to their efforts, Fractal maintenance is simpler and new features such as end-to-end encryption will be easier to implement!

Check out their own words about their internship:


Sad news for Mozilla today.
If you'd like to work on at get in touch.
Open roles here (, if nothing suits and you like the project get in touch anyway, we always have ops in the pipeline.
Remote absolutely fine #


My first laptop was a Toshiba (~20 years ago). Now they're exiting the laptop business after selling their remaining stock. I find it strange that Sharp decided to rename the line "Dynabook".

Lucky for all of us, This Week in Matrix is now available! Matrix Live with Timo from Conduit discussing his # homeserver, big Dendrite/P2P progress, big Fractal release and a lot more than fits in a tweet! # # #

Open Tech Will Save Us #5 is taking place in one week! Hear from Matthew of, Jonathan ( on the exciting use of WASM in IoT, plus Nad from will be discussing his recent rebranding work! # #


From the ‘world's biggest messaging and collaboration rollout’ to a ‘crazy idea’ six years ago, from tracks back on Element and Matrix.


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 # on #, discussing the plus 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.
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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 paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by 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. mastodon (AP)
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Happy anniversary!


Finally. The first decentralized collaboration platform for the healthcare industry has arrived. Decentralized, encrypted, open source and based on 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 - learn more about the Automattic investment!

We’re incredibly excited to welcome, creators of, to the Matrix ecosystem with a strategic investment of ~M into 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!


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 🎉🚀🍾

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