Matrix – An Open Network for Secure, Decentralized Communication
Matrix – An Open Network for Secure, Decentralized Communication https://matrix.org/
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 Matrix.org Foundation, they 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 is really a decentralised conversation store rather than a messaging protocol. When you send a message in Matrix, it is replicated over all the servers whose users are participating in a given conversation – similarly to how commits are replicated between Git repositories. There is no single point of control or failure in a Matrix conversation which spans multiple servers: the act of communication with someone elsewhere in Matrix shares ownership of the conversation equally with them. Even if your server goes offline, the conversation can continue uninterrupted elsewhere until it returns. This means that every server has total self-sovereignty over its users data – and anyone can choose or run their own server and participate in the wider Matrix network. This is how Matrix democratises control over communication. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.