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New blog post! It's a quick overview over the different keys involved in # 's new cross signing. https://jcg.re/blog/quick-overview-matrix-cross-signing/

Come and read This Week in Matrix! New editions of Dendrite, Mirage, FluffyChat and more... PLUS a great Matrix Live with @photomatt@twitter.com - learn more about the Automattic investment! https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/22/this-week-in-matrix-2020-05-22

We’re incredibly excited to welcome @automattic@twitter.com, creators of @WordPress@twitter.com, to the Matrix ecosystem with a strategic investment of ~M into @NewVectorHQ@twitter.com to support Matrix development and embrace decentralisation! Read all about it at https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/21/welcoming-automattic-to-matrix 🎉🎊😱🚀

We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
https://gnome.org/news/2020/05/patent-case-against-gnome-resolved/

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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!) # # https://youtu.be/O3YP1TU-L_8?t=75

#GSOC

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 Mastodon.social, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced! https://matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/

RT @RiotChat@twitter.com

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 🎉🚀🍾https://blog.riot.im/e2e-encryption-by-default-cross-signing-is-here/

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/RiotChat/status/1258048257852354560

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
Strypey mastodon (AP)
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! # # # https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/01/this-week-in-matrix-2020-05-01

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.
https://github.com/HayWo/buildbot-matrix

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.

RT @RiotChat@twitter.com

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

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/RiotChat/status/1253452137113231368

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 # # # https://matrix.org/docs/guides/running-online-events

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! # # # https://matrix.org/blog/2020/04/17/this-week-in-matrix-2020-04-17

I started working on cross-signing in @Matrix.org with the initial spec proposal submitted in September 2018. Over a year and a half later, it's nearly ready to go live in Riot.im. 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.
Matrix.org reshared this.

RT @RiotChat@twitter.com

ATTENTION TESTERS! We're in the final phase of E2EE-by-default in Riot 1.6 & just cut our 2nd release candidate! Please help test cross-signing @ https://riot.im/staging + RiotX https://buildkite.com/organizations/matrix-dot-org/pipelines/riotx-android/builds/2395/jobs/46abcbac-5745-4e81-b859-5d9b1faead17/artifacts/c4d7c0d5-8367-442f-9f21-1ea21a438151 and test E2EE search in Desktop Nightly https://packages.riot.im/nightly/install/. Thanks!⏲💣🎉

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/RiotChat/status/1250881462066446336

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 @neilalexander@twitter.com: 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 @jitsinews@twitter.com

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/

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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 @wilkieii@twitter.com

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 @wilkieii@twitter.com 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 @ModularIM@twitter.com, @ungleich@twitter.com etc.


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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/

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