Did you know that you can start a new chat in #Element by scanning the QR code of your friend?
This will be interoperable with #FluffyChat in the next version. Means you can scan the Element QR code with FluffyChat and vice versa and it just works! 🙂
I just loooooooove #matrix and open standards! ❤️ 💕 💖 💞
@krille It would be nice if Matrix actually were an open standard (it's nothing more than a published specification)
@waweic I'm not sure if I would agree. Matrix has an open spec change process where everyone can participate. The Matrix Spec is maintained by a nonprofit foundation and it s widely used outside of the origin company New Vector already.
@krille I wouldn't call it a standard if it isn't governed by some kind of standards body. Also, the last time I looked, there was just one usable implementation of the Matrix protocol, which was the one by New Vector.
@waweic There are a lot of veeery usable client implementations: https://matrix.org/clients/ and also new server implementations, Bots, bridges and multiple push gateways.
What exactly could it make a standard for you? Does this need to be declared by some kind of centralized authority? I don't feel that this fits very good into the idea of decentralization...
@waweic By this I mean there shouldn't be a centralized authority which can say that something is NOT a standard and therefore must NOT be used by developers and users
@krille Yes, did you look into the sources of these "implementations"? Most of them are simply using the Matrix SDK. At the moment, there pretty much is a centralized authority, I would like to see something more decentralized. Also, in a protocol like this, i expect some kind of way to only implement a small part of the standard that is sufficient for my usecase and still be able to interoperate with other clients. Matrix lacks in this regard
Matrix is very decentralized. The protocoll and the development.
And I can say from my own experience in Matrix it is waaaay more easy to implement such a minimal client with only small parts of the standard than for example in XMPP. Just implement only the features you need
@krille My experience differs in that regard, but my knowledge may be a bit dated, so that could have changed, which would be nice
Fluffychat has become such amazing client over the past few mounths. I am almost able to fully ditch element now.
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