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Want all the gory details of how we hosted the world's largest free/open source conference #FOSDEM21 via Matrix? We just posted the full writeup at matrix.org/blog/2021/02/15/how. Huge thanks to @FOSDEM@twitter.com for putting their faith in Matrix & to everyone who helped make it a success! 馃帀鉂勶笍馃巻

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RT @nburdy@twitter.com

486 stepper motors, 86,000 LEDs and a 5 channel granular synth engine (written by @_hobson_@twitter.com no less, in @rustlang@twitter.com of course).

馃惁馃敆: twitter.com/nburdy/status/1360

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This Week in Matrix is available now! All kinds of news, all related to a certain #decentralised communication platform called #Matrix! Plus watch Matrix Live for a demonstration of P2P Matrix over Bluetooth Low Energy! matrix.org/blog/2021/02/12/thi #twim

Future:
- is a p2p overlay network with a design like Yggdrasil as its starting point, but it will explore using source routing and virtual ring routing to mitigate the performance issues that can occur in Yggdrasil when nodes are unstable
- Explore gossiping and store-and-forward to avoid the performance issues of full-mesh (what matrix servers all are today)
- Portable Identities - MSC2787 github.com/matrix-org/matrix-d

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Quick notes
Past:
- libp2p+dendrite as a single binary run locally
- libp2p+dendrite compiled to WASM and run in-browser
- Yggdrasil+dendrite as a single binary

Current/Future:
- Element iOS P2P: Pinecone+dendrite run natively on iOS whenever app is open, capable of discovering other nodes over AWDL

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Great talk on the experiments / has done so far and their current plans

"FOSDEM 2021: Pinecones and Dendrites - P2P Matrix Progress"
youtube.com/watch?v=a7rHtQwpuu

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Here are some vital stats from the fosdem.org Matrix server from Day 2 of @FOSDEM@twitter.com, fresh from Grafana...

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Google is a "cornerstone sponsor" of FOSDEM this year, which is being run entirely on Matrix, accessible on Android via Element, which has just been pulled from Google's Play Store. FOSDEM is in a week. This all makes perfect sense.

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Activity on the matrix.org homeserver has been up 5x over the last few days, and we started to get dangerously close to the ceiling on the Synapse master process again... so we just fixed it with more workers (as per matrix.org/blog/2020/11/03/how)!

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Thanks to the climate crisis there's no snow in December. But thick fog created cool, glittery light at noon that looked almost seasonal. #photography #landscapephotography #mastoart

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curl 7.74.0 is released with experimental HSTS support. The 196th curl release has 107 bug-fixes, including three fixed vulnerabilities. 46 contributors (22 mew) made this in 56 days, out of which 22 were authors (8 new). daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/12/09

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oh my god check this out

this just might be the coolest thing i have seen in my entire life

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