@switchingsocial No,Matrix is a federated alternative to Slack.Riot is only a very popular client for it but there are also many other clients.The protocol is called Matrix.
Doesn't have the same features, wouldn't call that a chat system, but also it's crypto never failed on me as bad as riot has. I'm sure there are people with very different experiences there though.
Also there is not one group doing email, there is practically just one organisation behind matrix and riot.
@switchingsocial Yes, but you need to mention that Riot is just a client for Matrix.
@switchingsocial I’m surprised more people don’t see IRC as a federated alternative to Slack.
@switchingsocial Matrix is a federated alternative to slack. Riot is just a front end which uses electron, which is not completely free software. I use fractal
Yes, it fills the role of Slack very well
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.