Component gets Gitter to get more designers on board with the open Matrix messaging procedure

Component gets Gitter to get more designers on board with the open Matrix messaging procedure

Some intriguing news for lovers of open, decentralized communications tech: Aspect, the company behind the eponymous Matrix -based Slack rival (previously known as Riot) has actually gotten developer-focused chat platform, Gitter, from dev services giant GitLab, which picked it up back in 2017. The acquisition implies Gitter’s community of some 1.7 M users will be migrating to […] The acquisition suggests Gitter’s neighborhood of some 1.7 M users will be moving to Matrix, the underlying decentralized comms protocol likewise made by Aspect– assuming they stick around for the flight with the new owner, of course. The choice to migrate Gitter to Element has been made purely on resources/efficiency premises, per Hodgson– to prevent the requirement for Element to maintain both apps over the longer term.”We’re actually doing this for Matrix, rather than for Component,” adds Hodgson.”Half the world is on Gitter, half the world is on Component, and some poor lost souls are stuck in Discord and Slack. …