If it isn't obvious why this is huge, and I guess my post doesn't make it obvious:
This is a completely peer to peer, end to end encrypted chat system written in *250 lines of code*. @spritelyproject's Goblins abstracts away the network/cryptography elements for you.
yeah sure. nice proof of work, but
1. its still much easier for me to explain my mother how to use my matrix server
2. clearnet is by design more reliable than tor (1 known-good tcp/ip connection vs 3+ unknown connections in sequence)
3. clearnet is by design more performant than tor (1 known-good tcp/ip connection vs 3+ unknown connections in sequence)
If we generalize the discussion at bit once more. Anyone who's willing to lower the barrier to entry to using, adopting, implementing and extending our #fediverse technology base for people from all walks in life and across our globe, is most welcome to join #SocialHub and participate in doing so.
There's tons of things to be done, between deepest tech levels and easy-to-use, unobtrusive experiences offered by fabulous apps :)
my mom taught me how to use an ibm-3270 text editor for fortran. "explain it to my mom" always consists of me explaining what's *new* since then, nothing more
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