This interview with the author of #Zot & #Hubzilla has some interesting criticisms of #ActivityPub:
"The W3C editors haven’t provided a level playing field and I truly believe the specification is now worthless as a unifying force for the free web. [...] Any opportunity for free web unification using a common stack has probably been lost. Ironically, I believe this was ActivityPub’s primary goal, and that makes the specifications [...] flawed — critically."
@wu_lee Presumably someday ActivityPub version 2 will come along and fix some of ActivityPub's deficiencies. And surely Eugen will gain experience over time.
"These [zot] features [nomadic identity, decentralised access control] are totally alien to most every other network and service and you can't just create a patch to make them work. It's a completely different way of looking at the world and would take a complete re-write of most projects to realise or make compatible."
@wu_lee Yeah, those are definitely different things, though I am not sure how much I like those things. They add a lot of concerns I think are best avoided.
@dazinism I don't know if I'd say I have specific concerns, just a lot of doubt about the idea of you being able to log into arbitrary federated servers without having to fully trust every single server in your federation.
@wu_lee Obviously if you log into two different Mastodon instances, from a trust standpoint, you are two different identities, each trusting a given instance to maintain that identity.
But if, as Hubzilla seems to claim, you can log into your identity from a different server, doesn't every server have the ability to impersonate you?
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