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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-02
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Space Tube

Group-to-group instant messaging

Space Tube is a service utilising the Matrix protocol to allow groups to communicate with other groups. A group member adds the Space Tube bot to their shared chat platform e.g. discord server, slack organisation, element space etc, then they can create a channel (or tube) that sends messages to and from another group's chat platform. This allows groups to form relationships as groups that don't rely on individual people within those groups connecting them together. These group relationships can then scale to much larger directly participatory structures.

This project will automate the process of creating tubes so that it can be done in a few seconds by a non-technical user. It will also expand tube functionality by allowing tubes to connect more than two groups at once and providing links to a graphical interface to support more complex group interactions such as agreeing to proposals or sharing resources.

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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.