Added a radical server comparision
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1 # Matrix, Riot, Element, Synapse, Vector... I don't know how it is called anymore
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3 Hey that's first problem! nobody knows how to find your service!
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5 Go to your search engine and look up the following:
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7 "Matrix"
8 "Element matrix"
9 "Matrix vector element"
10 "Element"
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12 See? no related results of what we're talking about..
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14 ## Servers uses HTTP for it
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16 What the hell? Why do a completly separate server use HTTP?
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18 I mean, XMPP uses HTTP only for file upload and that's it (Also, the
19 HTTP upload file server is started by the XMPP server, not like
20 matrix, which depends on, let's say, nginx)
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22 ## Centralization
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24 Yeah, Matrix is a decentralized protocol in theory, but in practice,
25 this is different:
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27 * Everyone has their account in matrix.org
28 * Everyone uses element as their client, because all the others suck
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30 ## Client is written in Electron!
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32 What else do I have to say?
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34 ## Comparision to XMPP
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36 Here's a literally stolen from 404.city table to compare XMPP to
37 Matrix
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39 | blank | XMPP | Matrix |
40 |------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
41 | Open protocol? | Yes | No |
42 | Commercialn project? | No | New Vector develops Element |
43 | Government censorship? | OMEMO is banned in France | French government sponsors Matrix |
44 | Encryption | OMEMO, OTR, PGP | OLM |
45 | Monopoly Network? | Many servers and clients | Most users use Element+Matrix.org |
46 | Good sponsorship? | No | Yes |