We want to congratulate the @Matrix@twitter.com project on reaching 1.0 and starting the Matrix foundation! And yes, Talk interoperability is on our minds 🤔 #decentralization

♲ @jaywink@jasonrobinson.me:

Matrix 1.0, Synapse 1.0 and the Matrix Foundation

We are very excited to announce the first fully stable release of the #Matrix protocol and specification across all APIs - as well as the Synapse 1.0 reference implementation which implements the full Matrix 1.0 API surface.

This means that after just over 5 years since the initial work on Matrix began, we are proud to have finally exited beta!! This is the conclusion of the work which we announced at FOSDEM 2019 when we cut the first stable release of the Server-Server API and began the Synapse 0.99 release series in anticipation of releasing a 1.0.


#opensource #protocol #teamtools #awesome matrix.org/blog/2019/06/11/int…
the real problem with discord that makes them truly evil is that they sell their solution as being something that provides self-determination.

when you move your community to discord, you start a what they call a "discord server."

to be clear, there is not really any such thing as a "discord server," this is just marketing terminology for group functionality.

they call it a discord "server" on purpose: they want to communicate the idea that you have full autonomy on your own "discord server," when in reality you are still at the mercy of discord as a service provider. this is truly evil, this goes beyond a lack of transparency to actively lying to potential users. not even Slack does this.

we must build real alternatives to these predatory services.

Today we answer the age old question...

What boots faster:
- a Librem 5 smartphone running PureOS (GNU/Linux)
- or a run of the mill Android phone

Blog & MP4: puri.sm/posts/librem-5-vs-andr

YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=q9loBFTZLF

The web shouldn't be :chrome:​ based. The web shouldn't be dictated by :google:

The world wide web belongs to its users, not some corporate masters. :ablobsigh:

Eloísa is one of the coolest admins/mods on the Fediverse, she does a lot of good here and has helped the community tremendously.

However, she has some tough challenges to face in real life, and needs a bit of help too:


If you are able to help her out, please do 👍

(I know quote-tooting is slightly frowned upon, I hope this is ok as it's in a good cause.)

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These are hardware kill switches.

Not a webcam cover. Not software disabled Wi-Fi. Kill switch.

Laptops should have these.

Ours do.


@fosstodon @switchingsocial are there and Android alternatives for tablet. I am looking to root my kindle tablet.

Boost appreciated.

You get annoyed by having to enter your #Mastodon handle each time you want to follow/interact with someone on a "foreign" page?

I got that too, but I've made a little add-on to solve this "problem". 😃

It automatically "redirects" you to your own instance.


#Firefox #addon #Fediverse @switchingsocial

Treat yourself to the latest "Smashing Security" podcast with me, Carole Theriault and special guest the Mastodon-loving @maria!

It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast.

Web: smashingsecurity.com/129

Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2J1YMCu

Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3J7pBxEu

At Giant Swarm we think that as a company, but also as an industry, we have to take responsibility for our footprint. Also on conferences like #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon #KubeConEurope.


I think it's too bad that the community is so into using and other proprietary systems like the . Why not with and or something?

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