Mozilla selects Modular and Riot to power their community instant messaging

After a formal 1-month trial of 4 different platforms, we are very excited that Mozilla have announced their decision to move their communications from IRC to Matrix, choosing Modular and Riot as their new home! We’ve always been big fans of Mozilla, few have done more for the open web, open standards and open-source generally so it is particularly gratifying to see them choose Modular. In addition to offering open, secure, decentralised instant messaging, Mike Hoye, who ran the project, highlights two specific good reasons for choosing Modular and Riot in his announcement: first Riot’s robust support for…

$8.5M to accelerate Matrix, polish Riot and expand Modular!

The need for decentralised encrypted communication is becoming critical, as the pressure mounts on the big centralised communication silos to insert backdoors into their encryption, and we see ever more erratic behaviour emerging. Meanwhile more and more players are realising that fragmenting communication is counterproductive and are trying to back-pedal (e.g. Slack’s efforts to link their workspaces into some kind of network; Facebook’s attempts to bridge WhatsApp/Instagram/Messenger). We are closer than ever to the realisation that today’s communication services would be stronger if there was a common global fabric to connect them - much…