[messaging] Matrix.org: Decentralized group chat

Ximin Luo infinity0 at pwned.gg
Tue Mar 10 08:53:28 PDT 2015

On 10/03/15 15:27, Jeff Burdges wrote:
> On 10 Mar 2015, at 14:55, Ximin Luo <infinity0 at pwned.gg> wrote:
>> However, with a private group chat, incoming new members are *not allowed* to see old history. Yet we would still like them to be able to authenticate *for themselves, without trusting anyone else* that merges are carried out correctly, and be able to do merges themselves correctly.
> Interesting.  We’d never need this for group “chat" applications as a canonical ordering should not exist in a naive distributed chat context. 

A canonical total ordering would not exist, but partial orders are "canonical" by definition.



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