We’re about ready to launch Fedora Chat. The contract issues have been resolved, and a few of us are working on setting up the server. If you’re super-interested, you can find and join it now. But we’re waiting until the Spaces feature exits beta, because that’s central to how we expect the service to be used.
Eventually, we’re going to want a formal Matrix Team, but let’s not get blocked on process. Right now, this is the Fedora Matrix Special Interest Group, and you can be a member simply by participating. There’s also a Fedora Matrix Meta matrix room (note: not yet bridged to IRC, but that’s on the todo list), which is for general conversation about the Fedora Chat service. We’ll possibly also want a separate team room for more in-depth conversation… but, again, no need to block when we can just get started.
If you’d like to log in and see what we’ve got so far, https://chat.fedoraproject.org/ is up and running. However, it definitely isn’t how we want it to be at launch yet, and some of the things we’re going to do (like auto-join people to the Fedora Space) are probably going to be configured for your account the first time you log in. Therefore, if you want early access, please accept that some things will be a bit weird and you may need to do some manual configuration and changes. There is also plenty of unfinished work, like “connect existing :matrix.org rooms”, “hook up all rooms to the IRC bridge” and "make pretty icons that aren’t just ad-hoc repurposing of Fedora Badges.
You can also join the Fedora Space via an existing account and whatever client you like – but again be aware that we’re not really ready, so some things will be not be quite as intended yet.