Matrix Channel

Author: Christoph Stoettner
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Red Pill or Blue Pill

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The last months I played around with Matrix , a secure and open collaboration system. The protocol looks very promising, it allows hosting your own server and federate it to other systems. So like SMTP, all these matrix users can communicate to each other.

This is Matrix.

Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication, and its Apache licensed reference implementations.

Maintained by the non-profit Foundation, we aim to create an open platform which is as independent, vibrant and evolving as the Web itself… but for communication.

As of June 2019, Matrix is out of beta, and the protocol is fully suitable for production usage.

Matrix Homepage

I registered a user at , and you can reach me at

Why did I start using Matrix?

  • My first group which I joined and reason for registering a Matrix account was the Tilpod matrix chat
  • Fosdem 2022 hosted the online conference with Matrix and Jitsi and handled up to 23000 users
  • All messages are encrypted, the clients and protocol is Open Source
  • Bridges are available to integrate other collaboration protocols like Discord, Whatsapp, Skype and Slack (any many more)
  • Clients for most OS are available to use Matrix for Android, iOS, Web browser, Desktop and so on.

So I hope that whenever I want to change to another collaboration system, I don’t loose messages again.

Like the Tilpod group, I created a new group to discuss things around HCL Connections, the group is public, and you’re open to join at any time.

When you follow the link, it provides you with all steps to join with your own Matrix instance, or with the web client.

Example for joining a group

If anybody wants to test the bridge to Discord, I’m happy to help set up something like .

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