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Cyber Security Analyst, F/OSS and Free Culture Advocate. I won't be posting on identi.ca anymore. Instead you can find me at diasp.eu/u/stephen & mastodon.social/@StephenJudge
ActivityPub for GNU Social GSoC
Congrats to Diogo Cordeiro on getting a GSoC internship this summer to add ActivityPub to GNU Social! And thanks to GNU Social maintainer mmn-o for mentoring!
GNU Social is a social communication software used in federated social networks. In a federated social network user data stays in user's server instead of a centralized one. Given that, standards were created in order to make the communication between different softwares in a social federated context possible. ActivityPub is the newer and covers parts out of OStatus's specification, namely the app/client development. Because of this and other benefits, GNU Social is looking forward to support this new protocol. The project idea aims at developing a plugin (as GNU Social is true to the Unix-philosophy of small programs to do a small job) that will implement the ActivityPub Protocol in GNU Social.
- Let's do a little experiment. It's obviously biased by my relative participation in each, but I'm comparing the reach of twitter, facebook, Diaspora, pump, G+, and GNU Social (plus anything that can talk directly to it...that is not via NavierStokes).Please like this if you see it. Obviously, if you want more people to like it, then you share it, but I'm only going to count likes.Show all 12 repliesHere are the final numbersGNU Social/Mastodon: 49pump.io: 31Facebook:26Diaspora: 15G+: 7Twitter: 0What's interesting is that on Diaspora, pump, and GNU Social, I all got actual comments about how the study was being conducted. I got literally zero comments on twitter or G+. There's all sorts of bias in this, but I have more "friends" on facebook by an order of magnitude and significantly more on twitter than the free platforms. So, it seems like people join the proprietary networks and just don't use them very much.GNU Social up to 97: https://nu.federati.net/conversation/510099#notice-1072972
- One of Chrome's big advantages over Firefox is they're much less skittish about telemetry, so Chrome devs can spend their time optimizing the exact scenarios that people experience. Firefox devs have to guess which things need optimizing, so even if they make something 100× faster than Chrome, if it turns out that particular circumstance doesn't show up very much, that's wasted effort.It's pretty frustrating to read comments on HN or wherever that say things like "I like Firefox's stance on privacy, but it just never feels as snappy as Chrome".
ActivityPub guest post on the FSF blog
- ActivityPub is a W3C REC, WebSub is a REC too, and - AND(!!!) - the IndieWeb community is celebrating 1 million Webmentions sent!! Today is a good day for the federated social web, and I'm so proud and honored to be a part of these amazing communities <3
- Long Time Mass #Surveillance Defenders Freak Out Now That Trump Will Have Control - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161111/00230136015/long-time-mass-surveillance-defenders-freak-o... a bit late now, chaps...
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- Trump presidency a 'disaster for the planet' - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/11/trump-presidency-a-disaster-for-the-planet-clima... with an idiot climate denialist in US, we need China to take the lead
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- US and UK #surveillance system is ‘ripe for further abuse under an autocratic, power-obsessed president’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/11/trump-surveillance-network-nsa-privacy
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Just installed Bitcoin
Installed Bitcoin Core earlier today. Synchronizing with network now; about 1 year behind. The data I've downloaded so far takes 47.7 GB.
Pumpiverse community update
We just had a mini-meeting in #pump.io on irc.freenode.net... here is a quick update. @Evan Prodromou kindly joined us, and quite a few other community members, and everyone seems interested in making Pump.IO more of a community project. Here are roughly the future steps from this meeting:
- Find a community-stewardship home for pump.io. We will apply to become a Conservancy member project (@Bradley M. Kuhn is interested in Pump becoming a member project, but he is not the only one involved in that decision), though other places may also be explored (but Conservancy is currently target #1)
- We will be expanding the number of people committing to and contributing to the project. To start with, Evan has extended commit and admin rights to @jpope and myself. We will also be looking to make this more of a community structure; @Laura Arjona and I are volunteering to help with this transition. Laura also started this community document!
- E14N is looking for new homes for E14N hosted nodes on the pumpiverse. Are you interested, and a responsible person with strong interest in the health and future of the pumpiverse? We could use your help!
- We will probably need to raise funds for some of the hosting costs. How that will be done is yet to be determined.
- Since @Evan Prodromou, @Tsyesika and I are all working on the ActivityPump spec, of course we want Pump.IO to begin adoption of this standard, and will be looking towards that over the next few months. We'd like to also see GNU Social and Pump.IO talking together; ideally this would happen via both of them adopting the new standard, but probably Pump.IO needs to lead the way here and product a reference implementation to test against.
I'm looking forward to a more community-driven future of Pump.IO. Long live the pumpiverse!Show all 13 replies
I think we need a section with the people involved in the non-core code/services. I'll try to add/reorganize tomorrow; feel free to be faster than me, or just add yourself and later I'll reorganize.
Thanks for caring!
“What's involved in adopting the E14N nodes? If the cost isn't something crazy, I can probably adopt one. in order of preference: microca.st (bencook, already claimed), fmrl.me, pumpbuddy.us.
I see urmf.net in the list -- what is that one? I don't think I have seen it before.”
urmf.net ('you are my friend') was a pump.io node from the beginning, like microca.st
>> Laura Arjona:
“urmf.net ('you are my friend') was a pump.io node from the beginning, like microca.st”
Actually, it's more than that! It has the honor, along with identi.ca, of being a StatusNet-server-migrated-to-Pump ;)
It was migrated before identi.ca, in fact! And it's been in the "tryit" list ever since.
- Seems like the day has come where Microsoft realized that freeing Windows can be in their own commercial interest. http://wrd.cm/1P7drI6
I think this is very big news. And not all for the good either... I dunno...
I think it's big news not because of the quality of the software (which I think is very poor compared to the free software I have used over 20+ years), but big news because of the example that it would set for the software industry.
On the not such good news side, I think it could also imply less diversity in the software sphere. Because if a mainstream software maker like M$ opens their Windows OS sources, then I think many of the people and businesses who now feel driven by ethics to adopt free software can keep their conscience content without adopting and/or supporting smaller free software projects.
I think this is a striking development. M$ is definitely a big fish in the software ocean. If they open their OS sources, all the other big fish in the sea cannot avoid taking careful note of that step.
For better or for worse for all of us? I'm not sure. But definitely big news.
FLWNQWUD likes this.I cannot think of a scenario where Microsoft would provide the four freedoms to the people who use its software.
They already have a look-but-don't-touch plan for enterprise customers (many managers probably think that qualifies as open source).I don't think an offhand comment on a panel indicates the day has come, but a good if small sign anyway.
@lnxwalt but Microsoft does provide the four freedoms to people who use its software. You must mean all of its software, or its software that it collects USD billions of rents annually on. :) I can think of a scenario where it does, but it's a scenario where it isn't possible to have a big software business otherwise -- unless you're only selling to private entities who only do unregulated activities -- and there probably aren't many big software businesses that would become non-big if selling only to such customers.
Thank You and Happy Easter!Our Indiegogo campaign has ended: Jolla Tablet steps out of crowdfunding state with an amazing $2,56M raised in total! Thank YOU for riding this successful second wave with us. Have a great Easter!
- You're both on my list. I don't have a way to do it yet.
If you don't want content online, please delete each posted item one at a time.
If you don't want the profile online, change the profile data to all blanks.
I know that's not as good as a "real" delete, but for most people who just want to manage their online reputation, it's good enough.
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- Yet the zombies of society continue to vote for and support the unconstitutional actions of politicians and judges who have show over and over again that they exist ONLY to commit gran larceny. The people complain, yet they won't do what is REQUIRED to stop tyranny and restore liberty in their lifetime. Writing emails, protesting with signs, going to the rigged polls, and screaming at the TV won't ensure the survival of the Bill of Rights. Your ancestors knew what to do when illegitimate government infringed upon the natural rights of men by ignoring common law. The answer is right in front of you...