Stephen Downes

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This is just a press release, so be warned about the marketing hype. What's significant here is the reference to Matrix, "an open network for secure, decentralized communication," which in many ways is similar to ActivityPub, the protocol used for decentralized social networking services such as Mastodon (the difference is that Matrix is oriented more toward chat rooms while ActivityPub is oriented toward microblogging). If you don't want to use RocketChat you can host your own Matrix-based chat server using Conduit, "a lightweight open-source server implementation."

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