Re: Thoughs about communication

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Matthew Hodgson <matthew matrix org> wrote:
There may be some confusion here about the dynamics of Matrix bridging. In
practice, when bridging to IRC, Matrix just acts as a big decentralised IRC
bouncer. It connects on a per-network, not a per-channel basis, and the
Matrix users who pop up on IRC look and feel like a normal IRC client
connection... because they are. It just happens to be that the client is
running on a Matrix/IRC bridge and syncing that user's history into Matrix
for them.

One can lock a bridge to a particular channel, but generally that's missing
the point.

That raises the following concern: we have some channels which are
semi-private. They are commonly used by well defined groups for
sensitive conversation (that part I assume is not a problem as you
could have an invitation only room or a similar protection) but from
time to time people are temporarily invited to join those rooms to
discuss a particular topic. In such a case, sending the guest any
history is not desirable. Can Matrix handle this situation?

Alexandre Franke
GNOME Hacker & Foundation Director

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