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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]: 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/

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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 @[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:


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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.


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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
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