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Matrix is a completely different project. Something like Slack or Discord
#Zot is a communications protocol (like #activitypub) which friendica and hubzilla use.
#Hubzilla has more functionality than #Friendica and is set to get the latest federation goodness from zot development sooner. They do however have a different focus, though somewhat overlapping.