BIG NEWS: Huge welcome to @firstname.lastname@example.org, who are entering Matrix!! Gitter is moving from @email@example.com to @firstname.lastname@example.org & building the ultimate Matrix bridge, showcasing how a large chat app can natively talk Matrix, while bringing Gitter goodness to Element! 🚀🌉🎉 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/welcoming-gitter-to-matrix
I made a thing! 🎉
It's a browser extension that recommends "better" alternative products and services via in-page popups, based on community-curated lists. Available for all Chromium and Firefox-based browsers.
We live in times where the distributions costs are hampering the adoption of higher-quality (which could mean security, privacy, ethics, local etc) products. I am hoping that this extension can eventually be managed by orgs like IFF, EFF or FSF.
Here we are, a new Synapse release candidate for you. v1.14.0rc1 contains OpenID Connect support, improved cache tuning and room version 6. Check it out and help us test. https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/releases/tag/v1.14.0rc1
New blog post! It's a quick overview over the different keys involved in #matrix 's new cross signing. https://jcg.re/blog/quick-overview-matrix-cross-signing/
Zoom acquired Keybase today.
Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.
Beware the Keybase formula:
1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded
Currently playing around with the P2P @email@example.com demo with @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com, come see it live at #FOSDEM tomorrow at 14:30 in the Decentralised Internet and Privacy devroom!
Amnesty International calls Google and Facebook a threat to human rights. We believe that centralization of power in hands of #GAFAM is indeed extremely dangerous. #privacy #decentralization matter for a free society!
Since we've officially entered Christmas season, here's a quick gift recommendation, aka probably my favourite book I've read this year: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. An amazing epic fantasy storyline with a refreshing and well integrated feminist and inclusive inclination, great and well designed characters, loved it 👌
A couple of weeks ago at @ubuconEurope@twitter.com I've started a project to automate the provisioning and management of ephemeral servers for workshops on installing @firstname.lastname@example.org homeservers.
It's called Install Party and it's getting its 1.0 release!
Get the latest news from This Week in Matrix! https://matrix.org/blog/2019/10/26/this-week-in-matrix-2019-10-26 - it's time to dig out your 3DS and start chatting, because the miitrix client is out now! #decentralisation #3ds #twim #matrix
Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu! #linux #ubuntu https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/10/happy-birthday-ubuntu-2019
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