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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-10
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User-friendly persistent chat/voice rooms

Commune is an open source alternative to Discord, specifically designed for public-by-default communities. Based on Matrix and built as a Synapse server extension combined with a custom client, Commune inverts a lot of Matrix norms: (1) Web-readable channels and threads that are easily shared as links and tended to in a digital garden; (2) shared interest discoverability across spaces via federated webrings; (3) opt-in encryption for ease of onboarding.

The mission of Commune is to act as an accessibility layer on top of the Matrix protocol as a backbone for online community building. Commune meets users where they are by integrating tightly with Discord through two-way syncing and social logins (OAuth), allowing for incremental adoption as opposed to competing directly with the networking effects of incumbents.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.