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I've been using the collaborative online with end-to-end encryption (and getting a lot of friends to use it) so much that I'm considering setting up an instance on a server.

@cryptpad is now fundraising for some awesome milestones:

- Spreadsheets and Office-like docs by integrating onlyoffice.com
- Commenting
- Shared Drives
- for pads with cross-instance commenting and messaging!
- Offline editing
- Suggested edits

blog.cryptpad.fr/2018/07/13/Cr

@cryptpad are you planning on using ActivityPub for federating?

@mayel XWiki's founder @ldubost was interested in using it, my question is what should we federate with and how ? How would you like to see CryptPad interacting with the rest of the fediverse ?

@cryptpad @ldubost

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....

@mayel @ldubost
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...

@cryptpad @ldubost

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?

@cryptpad @ldubost

Different question, regarding premium subscriptions and instances: can an instance have different pricing or different storage limits than cryptpad.fr? and is there a way for an instance admin to give free accounts with custom storage limits to friends?

@mayel @ldubost
"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 riot.im/app/#/room/#cryptpad:m

@ldubost @cryptpad

I like your model by the way. In case you don't know, a similar revenue sharing model has been working well for Moodle (the libre education software) for many years: moodle.com/about-partners/

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