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.

Jump to: FreeBSD Project-provided spaces and rooms

About Matrix:

About Element:


<matrix-admin AT FreeBSD DOT org>


The FreeBSD Project hosts a Matrix instance at for project spaces and rooms.

FreeBSD committers can use it as their homeserver:

Other users must choose an alternative homeserver. Servers with open registration:


To reduce the risk of losing a key and becoming unable to decrypt history: verify at least two client connections.

Element clients

Mobile, desktop, and Web:

FreeBSD Project-hosted Element web: – for ID holders only.

Element X: – fastest, beta (status).

Cinny: web:

FluffyChat: iOS AGPLv3

More clients

Either browse, or use the Change option that appears in dialogues.

Public Spaces and Rooms – the public FreeBSD space, which lists the rooms below, and more.

Active 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 Discussion


General discussions related to FreeBSD

Developer Summit


FreeBSD Developer Summits


Screenshot: using an Element web app to join a FreeBSD Project-provided room

  1. click the search icon (circled, near top left)
  2. type or paste the address of a room
  3. 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.


  1. this general room appears to be KDE-related

  2. the info button shows that the room is on a ⋯ server (unrelated to KDE).

Matrix (last edited 2024-06-06T06:01:05+0000 by MarkLinimon)