Our own [matrix] server

by Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer on 2023-05-16

[matrix] is a chat protocol, similar in many ways, to XMPP / Jabber. The crucial feature in either one is the federation. This means that users of different servive providers and different servers can all communicate with one another. This is very similar to what we are all used to from E-Mail.

For over a year now, we have been running our own [matrix] server here at the Chaostreff Bern. On this server, our members can get an account with the chaostreffbern.ch domain. Even custom domains are possible on request.

On this [matrix] server, we also run a public chat channel.

Open and federated chat protocols are an important alternative to the proprietary and closed chat solutions of the internet giants. To make this technology available to as many people as possible, we offer non-members accounts under the separate domain aare.chat.

If you would like an acount, for yourself or your friends / family, just ask at one of our weekly meetings or on one of the exisiting mailing lists and chat channels.