Question to the apostles of the decentralisation:
Based on the comparison in the link below, can someone explain me why, out of marketing differences, #Matrix tends to be so popular compared to #XMPP?
Wouldn’t it be better to simply stick to the elder protocol?
It also seems to have a really lighter carbon footprint, based of the RAM needs, than Matrix.
Thanks for your insights!
@Thibaut Matrix is more popular because they made a lot of marketing and they came with unified and coherent ecosystem of apps. Whereas on XMPP side marketing is near 0, the ecosystem is incoherent and it is hard for casual people to know which client to pick, or why some features does not work with some of their contacts.
Fun little fact related to that: some folk in the community are currently working on a tool that will assess available #XMPP software and show you which of these features it supports. Many projects are just starting to export this data.
The plan is that we can soon provide a nice reference to all available software on xmpp.org and display how complete and up-to-date each project is.
It will help show gaps (so we can fix them) and help people choose the right software for their needs.
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