FreeBSD Matrix Service
As of September 2023, FreeBSD's Matrix service is considered experimental and in beta.
Please note that there is no service level agreement (SLA) or data preservation guarantee. This server is only for experimental and feedback purposes.
https://matrix.org/ – ❝An open network for secure, decentralised communication❞
<matrix-admin AT FreeBSD DOT org>
The FreeBSD Project hosts a Matrix instance at matrix-dev.freebsd.org for project spaces and rooms.
FreeBSD committers can use it as their homeserver:
use your freefall username (without the @freebsd.org suffix) and kerberos password to login and gain an id:matrix-dev.freebsd.org identity
when the beta ends, matrix-dev will be removed.
The general public are suggested to connect to the FreeBSD instance from their preferred matrix home servers (e.g., https://matrix.org ) through federation.
To reduce the risk of losing a key and becoming unable to decrypt history: verify at least two client connections.
https://element.io/ – ❝a decentralized and flexible communications platform, built on the Matrix open standard…❞ – a server, an app, and more.
Project-hosted Element web: https://element-dev.freebsd.org/
- For people have account at matrix-dev.freebsd.org
Element Web: https://app.element.io/
- Open to the general public, you can create an account at matrix.org there and connect to matrix-dev.freebsd.org with it.
Public Spaces and Rooms
Suggested starting point. Here, you might chat about anything (within reason). Using the lobby for off-topic chat will help to keep the general room attractive, for people who want to discuss FreeBSD.
General discussions related to FreeBSD
FreeBSD Developer Summits
If you already have a Matrix client, use it to visit the FreeBSD space:
Alternatively, to choose a client before browsing the space:
If an Element web app is already running: avoid running multiple web apps (it's unnecessary, and too many concurrent runs may lead to problems).
The #public:matrix-dev.freebsd.org approach (above) can help to avoid multiplication.
- click the search icon (circled, near top left)
- type or paste the address of a room
- accept the invitation to join.
Room names are not yet distinctive.
If ever you are disoriented: features such as the ⓘ (room info) button in Element web can reveal the FreeBSD context.