Christopher Allan Webber

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Limited lessons from Google and xmpp

  • Rock: corporations aren't our champions
  • Hard place: but we don't really have good routes for people to take care of themselves and their communities without draining so much personal energy

We need to make self-hosting easier.

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Also probably the way I'll deal with the javascript dependencies is by tearing out all of them (except for, optionally, VideoJS).

It's easy enough to write all your Javascript code in Vanilla JS these days, which wasn't true back when we started MediaGoblin.

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-04-20T18:46:14Z

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my #freedombox runs a jabber server :)

mray INACTIVE at 2017-04-20T21:46:04Z

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Also there is perhaps need to integrate distributed (peer-to-peer or friend-to-friend) communications, here are my suggestions:

  • GNUnet: For publishing of art works in general.

    • GNU MediaGoblin: As a possible interaction with GNUnet, so that servers no longer have to lift all the heavy weight for themselves, but instead also distribute this to the clients/visitors if these love some work and want to share it.
    • Perhaps we need to change GNUnet so that it shares stuff that you download by default?
  • GNU Ring: For instant communication.

  • BitMessage: For something similar to e-mail, also supports mailing lists. Has low file size attachment limit, which is good in my opinion.

  • Twister: For microblogging.

    • Or we could make make use of GNUnet.

Of course, these are just my ideas. And unfortunatelly, I'm not a developer, so I don't know how to make all of this happen. I only know that we must perhaps integrate projects better, even GNU projects better with each other.

Adonay Felipe Nogueira at 2017-04-21T13:54:33Z

I once believed that federation was the answer for everything... But I don't see it as such nowadays. Besides, the current fragmentation is making me go distributed instead. :)

Adonay Felipe Nogueira at 2017-04-21T13:57:04Z