would anyone be interested in a gitea instance for social.coop? I've been running one for myself for awhile, but it's kinda overkill for one person. it'd be super quick to spin up another instance and gitea is super lightweight, so I'd be happy to host it for everyone if someone (@mayel?) can point git.social.coop my way
I really need to participate in the governance of social.coop more. There's so much going on that it seems overwhelming at times, but I joined this instance because I wanted to be part of one that I could have a stake and a vote in, and quite frankly I'm disappointed in myself for not having participated much in the governance.
But, it's not too late for me to change that.
the single most important criteria when replacing Github
Consider all the data that's used to provide the value-added features on top of git. Issue tracking, wikis, notes in commits, lists of forks, pull requests, access controls, hooks, other configuration, etc.
Is that data stored in a git repository?
Some people have started working on #"GitPub is a #decentralized #federation protocol based on the W3C's #ActivityPub, which extends #ActivityStream 2.0. It provides a server to server API for pull request, #forking and subscription of repositories provided by #Git web services."
You know, mobile operating systems are an incredibly clever move on behalf of intermediaries who are afraid of an open and community-managed web.
Standards-based organizations like the W3C are (if I understand correctly) overwhelmingly dominated by business interests already, but even *that* is to inconvenient for Apple, Microsoft, and Google right now.
Instead, they're each working to build walled gardens with faster-paced development at the expense of 100% vendor lock-in.
ICYMI: Freedombone is a home server system that enables you to **easily** self-host a variety of free software applications.
It's awesome that the Freedombone supports Gogs, the web based #Git management tool.
A great alternative for many people who aren't heavy git users and want to use a completely decentralised and lightweight system.
Here's how to use Gogs on Freedombone
Questions? Just ask @bob
I am LOVING all the conversations I'm seeing in my tl about selfhosting all different kinds of things and how to democratically govern online communities and software projects 😍😍😍😍😍
Everyone wants magic.
But hardly anyone wants to pay for the infrastructure that makes magic happen.
of course, it would be awesome if the news was about github becoming a cooperative 🤔 😀
Following up on the #github fiasco, maybe on top of only using #FOSS software, and federating as much as possible along #selfhosting, what we really need is agent-centric naming and #identity system (also to allow for nomadic identity for #Mastodon and the fediverse).
I wonder if we could use something similar to IPNS (in the #IPFS project)? https://github.com/ipfs/specs/tree/master/architecture
Or maybe simply https://www.opennic.org
social.coop CoC Development Show more
Ten members have confirmed on the check poll that they've reviewed the draft #socialcoop Code of Conduct thus-far, and there's some really good conversation happening in the document comments!
Once I'm over the hump of my big day-job conference this coming Friday, I'll put out a schedule poll for our review and integration of the feedback but, in the meantime, give it a gander in the Community Working Group if you've not already: https://www.loomio.org/g/0uqIXEbc/social-coop-community-working-group
Had a lot of fun recently participating in a "design week" at the #Outlandish co-op in London. It was pretty intense but definitely the best way to spend my first days working with #Moodle as Technical Architect on the #MoodleNet project. The workshops were made all the more interesting and educational by being run using #sociocracy (a consent-based non-hierarchical decisionmaking process):
@dajbelshaw also wrote about it http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2018/06/04/sociocratic-design-sprints/
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]