@kirschner One thing that bothers me is why #Matrix didn't send their own standard to standards bodies such as #IETF, #W3C and such like. Also, the fact that their “flagship” client, #Riot / #Element Desktop, is actually not #FreeSoftware worries me (see https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Riot.im and https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Review:Riot.im-REV-ID-1 ).
About Element being non-free: that's not quite true. All versions work with just free software, the only times when non-free software is used as a dependency it's because of platform restrictions forcing it (1/2)
The one thing is Android Push notifications: There simply is no other way to get reliable push notifications that don't hurt the battery runtime. For people willing to take the tradeoff, the offer a fully free version that polls in the background.
The claims that electron is non-free are dubious in my opinion, but web browsers have limitations which aren't present on electron, which is why the desktop version exists. (2/2)
Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.
Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital
"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede’