IM Survey Results

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The IM Survey results are in. Below is a table for comparison of features:

Requirement IRC Matrix
FOSS server Yes
Can self-host Yes
FOSS Clients Yes
Open API Yes
Open Governance #ircv3?
No monetary cost Yes
Defined protocol Yes
Anonimity feature loss
Low bandwidth Yes
Widely legal uh?
Away Yes
Mute standard client feature
Channel list with search freenode
IRC Bridge n/a
File Sharing DCC or external
Private channels Yes
Access control freenode
Channel topics Yes
Permanent channels freenode_GC
Encrypted communication HTTPS
Plasma Integration Konversation
Client accessibility Konversation
High volume performance Yes
High channel count performance Yes
Low client overhead Yes
Federation freenode
Persistant public logging opt-in
Firewall friendly tunnels available
IRC-like GUI Yes
Multiple accounts per app instance Yes
No sign-up some features require
Migration Path n/a
Tor support freenode?
Dev system messages provided by a bot
Web client 3pty
Message quoting editable text
Text mode client 3rd party
Low sysadmin requirements Freenode
Remembers last-read position needs 3pty support
Popular bridges n/a
User search primitive
File share search No
Avatars client feature
Mass messaging considered impolite
Dev service bots Yes
Spacious, low contrast flat ui see wip/qtquick
Unicode character picker konvi
Broadcast messages bot?
Sharable content markup Client feature

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