Any act of transferring messages and ideas.
With communication we build trust and convey our ideas.
With trust, we can collaborate better.
By understanding each other, we collaborate better and improve the community contribution.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text. The chat process works on a client/server networking model. IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their system. These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.
These are the computers, we are connected with actually, rather than each other and all the messages are saved there.
Not real bouncers :P
Are the servers that act as a client for you to store messages for you when you are away.
Ask Geeksocket for that :)
Another protocol based on OSS
Riot, weechat supports Matrix.
Because you can bridge the gap between all of your messaging app using matrix.
Designed to allow users with accounts at one communications service provider to communicate with users of a different service.