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Afri Schoedon

Oh, I am entirely on your side. IRC is incredible, and I am still using this. But the matrix protocol is not only open-source and open-protocol but also enables end-to-end encryption (like Signal) and data-federalization (like XMPP), both two key features IRC does not have. There has never been anything in the last 30 years that had the potential to replace IRC - and I'm not claiming this will happen - but Matrix could do that. ;)