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Introducing Matrix

Matrix (https://matrix.org) is an open source distributed persistent messaging fabric with eventual consistency, open federation and strong cryptographic guarantees – used for securely exchanging messages and synchronising communication history between humans, devices and services with no single points of control or data ownership. It consists of an open standard defining RESTful HTTP APIs and open source, Apache-licensed reference server and client implementations for exchanging and persisting arbitrary JSON data. It can be used to exchange group chat, voice or video calls, IoT data, or any information you could wish to publish/subscribe via an internet-wide open persistent messaging network. VoIP calls in Matrix are done using the WebRTC standard.

Many clients and services (https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html#clients) have been written based on the Matrix open standard – including Riot (https://riot.im), a feature-rich open source client written by the Matrix.org team.

There are also several Open Source SDKs (https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html#client-sdks) that make it easy to create new clients and application services – and guides (http://matrix.org/docs/guides/) to get you started!

In previous TADHacks we have seen hacks that extend Matrix to existing services such as SIP/IMS, real-time translation of text messages, chatting via sign language, and even making a robot dance the Macarena with commands sent through Matrix!

The Matrix team is available to discuss ideas or answer questions in the Matrix TADHack room (https://matrix.to/#/#tadhack:matrix.org ) – please come and chat!

Resources:

Spec and APIs (http://matrix.org/docs/spec/)

Guides (http://matrix.org/docs/guides/)

Matrix SDKs and source code at github (https://github.com/matrix-org/)

Riot source code (web and mobile) at github (codename “Vector”) (https://github.com/vector-im/)

Matrix TADHack 2016 from OpenMarket on Vimeo.

reTHINK – Project overview

reTHINK project is driven by some major European telecommunication players (Eurescom, Orange, DT, Altice, Fraunhofer FOKUS, APIZEE, Institut Mines-Telecom, INESC-ID, Quobis, Technische Universität Berlin  ) and tackles critical aspects like service delivery agility, users’ privacy, service providers’ economic sustainability and developer friendliness.

 

The reTHINK project is releasing as Open Source (Apache 2.0) a decentralised communication infrastructure that enables developers to easily build and integrate, communication services that are faster, more effective , more trustful and inherently inter-operable. Write once, deploy anywhere, together with seamless cross domain Interoperability, gives developers and service providers much more freedom to really focus on users’ expectations. Ultimately, reTHINK framework is an alternative to current dominant walled garden communication networks that prevent new developers and new service providers from entering in the market and, at the same time, empowers the users with the choice and the management of their private data and identities.

 

The reTHINK Framework provides the tools to build a global decentralised network of Hyperlinked Entities (hyperties) that are executed at the edge and trustfully communicates each other.

 

Developers are all invited to join our community ( https://rethink-project.slack.com/signup or send an email to contact@rethink-project.eu ), experiment our demos and build on top of it new Hyperties and / or Applications:

  

·      Demos: https://hybroker.rethink.ptinovacao.pt/examples/

·      Quick start to develop Hyperties: https://github.com/reTHINK-project/dev-hyperty-toolkit

·      Hello World Application: https://github.com/reTHINK-project/dev-app

·      Tutorials: https://github.com/reTHINK-project/specs/blob/master/tutorials/readme.md

·      Complete Specification of the Framework: https://github.com/reTHINK-project/specs

 

 

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