Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.

It is really important work.

I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.

Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!

Please boost!

So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me:

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

Evan Prodromou (who is the grandfather of federated microblogging, I don't think you wouldn't be here without them.) is hiring someone to work on ActivityPub software.

"If you want a (paying full-time permanent) job (with real human money) building #ActivityPub server software please DM me"

#jobs #job #hiring

Anyone running on a headless server? I was trying to access the web console through apache reverse proxy, but it looks like the ip/port is hard-coded for links.

One of the things that intrigue me the most if we ever get one day "nomadic identity" or the possibility to move your mastodon account from one instance to another one is to observe accounts migration :o

Also that would balance a lot the relative power of admins if you can just walk away like that.

Well, here is thicc af patch with verified links and redesigned forms. Summary and lots of screenshots inside :welp:


So we've got Mastodon to replace Twitter, PeerTube to replace YouTube, and do we have an open alternative to twitch?

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@strypey Yes, Odysseus is 100% free software. I actively make sure of it!

And I'd be interested in getting it into Debian Main (I've already done much of the packaging work), any tips on who to contact?

Here's some accounts to follow for #FollowFriday :doge:

@anfora πŸ“Έ Anfora: Federated photo sharing service under development, uses same #ActivityPub standard as @pixelfed

@kde πŸ’» KDE: Creators of free software

@freedomboxfndn πŸ“¦ Freedom Box: Project to make self-hosting easier

@tootapp πŸ“± Toot!.app: New #Mastodon app for iPhones now being beta tested

@ScreenTestofTime 🎞️ Screen Test of Time: Podcast about #films

Previous #FF posts:

#FFed #Alternatives

My laptop's display stopped working. Have to use the desktop for coding now.

Just uploaded vanguards 0.2.1-1 to #Debian unstable. This is the first upload based on a release of vanguards and hopefully will be backported for Debian stable (stretch) to make it more easily available.

If you operate an #onion service and you haven't heard about vanguards yet, you can read more about it in this blog post:

Gradually working toward a usable backup system for FreedomBox.

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#DebConf18 videos are being published on

more than half of the recorded talks are already available, and more are being worked on right now.

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