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!
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: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
Doing a tutorial on ActivityPub as part of a webinar on HackerEarth. https://www.hackerearth.com/blog/build-decentralized-social-applications-using-activitypub/
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"
Anyone running #i2p 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.
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@feoh @deeglaze i think we can diversify cooperative funding through patronage systems (patreon, opencollective, fosspay) while still selling our labor through commissions, and in so doing we can move away from reliance on profiteers and toward a model of quality for quality's sake. profit is antithetical to quality and prior to industrialization every artisan knew it, and their organizations codified it by forbidding profiteering practices.
@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
@kde 💻 KDE: Creators of free software
@freedomboxfndn 📦 Freedom Box: Project to make self-hosting easier
Previous #FF posts:
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:
#DebConf18 videos are being published on https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2018/DebConf18/
more than half of the recorded talks are already available, and more are being worked on right now.
FreedomBox developer in my spare time
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