@cryptpad is now fundraising for some awesome milestones:
- Spreadsheets and Office-like docs by integrating http://onlyoffice.com
- Shared Drives
- #Federation for pads with cross-instance commenting and messaging!
- Offline editing
- Suggested edits
Using ActivityPub doesn't necessarily mean interacting with the rest of the fediverse (though it would open the door to interesting use cases we might not be able to predict), but if you begin by using it to federate Cryptpad instance with each other, then maybe Cryptpad instance with OnlyOffice instances, and then maybe Cryptpad with Etherpad, etc....
The thing is, standards don't make inter-op, testing does. So if we want to talk to mastodon, we need to test with mastodon. If we want to talk with email servers, we need to test with them, etc. There are potentially good reasons to implement ActivityPub, just need to start w/ understanding of what we want to talk to and how. Also consider that interop with EtherPad makes pads nolonger zero knowledge...
Yes, but you can start by implementing the standard (to the letter, as much as possible), and then test with other implementations if/when you need to.
I know what you mean re. Etherpad, but what if someone adds encryption capability to it? The point being, using standards doesn't make interoperability easy, but it makes it possible. If you have a choice between a federation standard and hacking together something that only works for your app, the choice seems obvious, no?
"the answer is always yes", though our accounts server is not public but I think you can exempt people in the config file, I don't recall well though. Consider asking in the riot chat https://riot.im/app/#/room/#cryptpad:matrix.xwiki.com
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hey @cryptpad i just spent a lot of time on your site, im very excited as this looks like finally an alternative to Google docs that really works
may i ask you a few questions?
- your revenue model looks AWESOME, love the AGPL license and charging for server space instead of extra features!
may i ask, how come i had to find a tiny Github link and find your license there? your license isn't displayed on the site, it's important to your target audience! (1/2)
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... i initially thought this was proprietary software and only my confidence in fediverse nerds made me keep looking
- how would you integrate with onlyoffice, since their software is proprietary and yours is AGPL?
awesome software and work, looking forward to keeping track! thanks!