We've just published a new blog post "Why are we building yet another (federated) todo list app?"
#valueflows #nlnet #project-coordination #forgefed

"Working towards a future where communities can assemble their own social networks like lego blocks, to cultivate safe and private spaces while being interconnected with the rest of the "fediverse" and the internet at wide on their own terms."
-- we've just updated our new bonfire homepage :)

New blog post: "Let a thousand bonfires bloom

Dopamine and attention manipulation are not inherent properties of a social network. They can be replaced by healthier behaviours and other ways of connecting humans and exploring collective intelligence..."



We should talk at some point about the ActivityPub lib that @karen has been working for @bonfire starting with whether you're interested in using and collaborating on shared code like that, and what your requirements would be...
See: https://gitlab.com/bonfire-ecosystem/activitypub

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Hi @rhiaro :) Indeed all topics which I'm into, happy to chat @bengo

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@mike_hales @bhaugen it looks like the domain expired and was taken over by spammers :(

We have decided to retire #CommonsPub as a project name and to focus in on @bonfire instead. Please follow us there or visit bonfire.cafe to learn more


And to address your concern, we're thinking to try a sustainably model where you can pay for convenience (in the form of optional cloud services and preconfigured hardware) but everything is FLOSS so you can self-host and DIY without loosing out on any functionality.

@dajbelshaw @ton

@dajbelshaw @freedombone @bonfire @karen @bernini

Thanks Doug! I was actually wanting to reach out.

Bob, let's chat if you're up for it...

@mayel Yes! Thanks! I have been having trouble connecting with @forgefed or @bill_auger or @fr33domlover recently though, to make sure work is coordinated. As some things are still missing from ForgeFed that are needed.


@cj @TheMainOne @fr33domlover @bill_auger @forgefed

Also I wonder if the likes of @codeberg and #NotABug would be able to participate and/or support the effort, as they seem to be maintaining their own forks.
@cj @TheMainOne @fr33domlover @bill_auger @forgefed

OK, hope coordination can happen! It seems the spec is still WIP so there should be space for a Gitea integration to happen in parallel and participate in that process.

If you want to leave GitHub due to their recent bad behavior but still need a presence there, you can absolutely do that.

What FOSS developers provide them is credibility. If you move your cool projects elsewhere and mirror them to Github with a pointer to the real repo, the message is clear: you're only on Github because you have to be.

Boycotting $BIG_COMPANY 95% of the time is almost as effective as boycotting it 100% of the time; this isn't an all-or-nothing deal.


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for I in ytd-*.png; do zbarimg -Sdisable -Sqrcode.enable --raw $I | base64 -d > $I.out; done

ls ytd-*.out |sort | xargs cat > youtube-dl.tar.bz


Hey @cj wondering if you may be able to help with this?

@forgefed @TheMainOne

Finally writing another little update ^_^

Opening and closing tickets is implemented. Submitting patches / merge requests too.

Now implementing updates to MRs and merging MRs. Then updating the spec.

Huge thanks to @NGIZero for the funding!

I hope we can make a patch/MR federation demo sometime soon.


A reminder to all creative people:

If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.

The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.

Act accordingly.

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