MediaGoblin and ActivityPub at TPAC (Or: ActivityPub needs your review!)
Shiny new blogpost! For all those who have been wondering what we've been up to, and are maybe curious how the standards stuff has been going.
Also, ActivityPub still needs your review!
The ActivityPub standard needs your review!
A lot has happened in our work on standardizing federation with the W3C Social Working Group. ActivityPub is nearing Candidate Recommendation stage (we are aiming to reach that by October 11th), and in order to get there, we need public feedback! Here's a mailing list post explaining how you can help, though in summary:
- Reply to this thread!
- File issues on the issue tracker
- Email Chris Webber, personally (though know that I'll be putting your comments publicly on the social working group wiki, though you can be anonymous if you like): send to cwebber AT dustycloud DOT org, with "ActivityPub" somewhere in the subject.
- Send to the public-socialweb-comments list
Thank you! Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Here's to an interoperable federated social web!
Please note: The link to the editor's draft has changed. It's now here. Thanks!Show all 10 replies
Partially reviewed now =)
I created an issue for small typos and redundancies.
When I get the time, there are other things I'd like to discuss, like a specific note about the responsability of the clients when handling addressing of replies, and a point about how posting to only "Public" makes the object publicly viewable but not sent to anyone.
This comment will serve as a self-reminder =)
Congrats to Boris Bobrov, GNU MediaGoblin co-maintainer!
It's now official, Boris Bobrov (aka breton) is now co-maintainer of GNU MediaGoblin! Join us in extending our congratulations!\o/
Look at your project, all grown up with co-maintainers and stuff! Awesome stuff.
MediaGoblin v0.9.0: The Three Goblineers, is out!
This one includes Python 3 support, some nicer collection handling, and a whoooooooole lot of plumbing upgrading, paving the way for federation! (Yes, federation is finally truly coming soon!)
This is the first release art on actual physical paper too. Morgan did the colored pencil work (I think she did a great job!)
I didn't have access to a graphics tablet on this trip, so it's a bit raw. But maybe that's fun in its own way?
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MediaGoblin contributor meeting in 20 minutes! https://wiki.mediagoblin.org/Meeting#March5.2C2016.2C9:00AMPacificTime.2C17:00_UTC See you in #mediagoblin on irc.freenode.net!
Python 3 is now a first class citizen in MediaGoblin's git master branch
MediaGoblin federation first demo
It might not look like much, but the screenshot above is the first demo of federation in MediaGoblin. This is using the Pump API, with MediaGoblin talking to Pump.IO!
All of Jessica Tallon's hard work is finally paying off! Whooooo!Show all 8 replies
MediaGoblin in pre-0.9.0 freeze
First Public Working Drafts of ActivityPub and Micropub published
The W3C has announced the First Public Working Draft status of ActivityPub and Micropub. Both of these standards are being worked on for the SocialWG group
@Jessica Tallon and @Christopher Allan Webber are both working on ActivityPub as a general federation standard. We're pleased to see that you can now reach the latest version from http://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/ !Show all 7 repliesThere is something I'm unclear about (and arguably I haven't read much, or at least enough, to answer this on my own).
ActivityPub seems to be an interactive protocol. Is there some sort of separate document representation format that doesn't need ActivityPub to exist (but that ActivityPub would exist to exchange), or is it all defined together?
>> Olivier Mehani:
“[...] Is there some sort of separate document representation format that doesn't need ActivityPub to exist (but that ActivityPub would exist to exchange), or is it all defined together? [...]”
If I understand your question, that'd be ActivityStreams 2.0.
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MediaGoblin at Linux Conf Australia
@Ben Sturmfels is going to be presenting on MediaGoblin at Linux Conf Australia on the 5th of February, 2016. Ben's talk will be moderately technical on what MediaGoblin is, why it's an important problem to be working on, and will touch a bit on upcoming federation support in MediaGoblin as well.
Ben is an wonderful speaker and a fabulous contributor to MediaGoblin. If you can make it to this talk, we recommend it!
MediaGoblin 0.8.1 release, with important security fix
MediaGoblin 0.8.1 released: contains an important security update, please upgrade!
State of the Goblin: Stripe Open Source Retreat, and more!
Includes a lot of news, as well as a year in review. Maybe most excitingly announcing (well, on our blog, we mentioned briefly on here) MediaGoblin's participation in the Stripe Open Source Retreat 2016 and what we intend to get out of that. But lots of other news in there too!
Hope you had a good 2015... see ya in 2016!