Matrix is an ecosystem for open and interoperable communication (see interopability). The open network enables secure, decentralized communication delivering a community of users, bridged networks, integrated bots and applications plus full end-to-end encryption.

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# Where?

# When did it start?

add year if available + source of possible, if vanished add when and why

# How?

Matrix’s initial goal is to fix the problem of fragmented IP communications: letting users message and call each other without having to care what app the other user is on - making it as easy as sending an email.

The longer term goal is for Matrix to act as a generic HTTP messaging and data synchronisation system for the whole web - allowing people, services and devices to easily communicate with each other, empowering users to own and control their data and select the services and vendors they want to use.

# Which Dimensions of Commoning are fostered?

First: add a short description here. When doing so you can get rid of the red font color. Then list the dimensions of Commoning, that, according to your judgement, are met. You can add another list with those that are irrelevant and/or not met.

# How does Provisioning through commons occur? - Pool & Share - Cap & Share or Mutualize: Matrix offers a diverse enough solution against the increasing silofication of communication bubbles in a northern hemisphere world of abundant access to computing resources. It offers today what Tim Berners-Lee calls Socially Aware Cloud Storage. See Solid html

- Protext & Extend Value Sovereignity: concept of full data autonomy is key

"empowering users to own and control their data and select the services and vendors they want to use."

# Use Convivial Tools - KNOWLEDGE CREATION - SOCIALIZING TOOLS & INFRASTRUCTURES: The Matrix protocol makes sure that message streams of users and communities remain available to communication partners, even if intermediaries within the network topology drop out or organise anew. The clue is that each organisation can run its own home server to remain in full data autonomy, while still being able to bridge to and interact with other messaging platforms. - FINANCE and/or LAWs

# Governing the Commons - Relationalize Property: it's an "own your own data" but federate approach - dimension 2 - dimension 3

# Ontological Layer

- Aspirational goals: - Relational categories: name them - Metaphors: The ethymology of matrix states it as meaning uterus, womb or pregnant animal. - Epistemology: - Rationality:

# Which State Functions for Commoning are being met?

add here the state functions (if any) you've identified

# Sources

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# to be discussed I've never understood, why the digitals use the word "ecosystem" to describe their build (and totally artificial) environment.