the matrix ecosystem

matrix protocol

  • open spec: decentralised conversation store
  • end-to-end encryption
  • federated: a lot like email
  • you sign up for an acct on a homeserver (could be public, private, etc)
  • just like email, that acct can communicate with any other acct, regardless of their homeserver
  • bridges: glues multiple non-matrix services together: facebook chat, sms, etc

setting up a homeserver

  • subdomain config seems to be pretty hard-coded