New instance, new #introduction.
I'm of the age and history such that I have nostalgia for computing circa 2000: the #semanticweb was relevant, #OpenBSD had as much potential as Linux, #freesoftware was a political act, #decentralization was understood to be core to the Internet.
whois (dig +short gitlab.com) | grep OrgName | sed 's/OrgName: *\(.*\)/\1/' returns “Microsoft Corporation”
Analogous command applied for status.gitlab.com returns “DigitalOcean, LLC”.
Despite of that, both sites are down now, with the former returning 500 and the latter 502. According to people on Twitter, it is not the first #GitLab outage in the recent time ( https://twitter.com/gitlabstatus/status/907186047934713856 ).
Another argument for decentralized repository management.
"The Importance of Choosing the Correct Mastodon Instance" with references to @aeris Choosing your instance is hard. (And public statements are not enough, they can be misleading and TL;DR, anyway)
If people were able to create decentralized social networks like #Mastodon, then shouldn’t it be possible to create also decentralized social coding protocols? #IPFS could possibly be used as a #Git storage backend and #PGP for authentication.
Oh, I just saw that Ring 1.0 is finally out since yesterday!
Ring is an open source equivalent to Skype which is fully decentralized and which encrypts all video, audio and text communications.
It is compatible with GNU/Linux, Windows, MacOS and Android
Another good initiative to support!
On Thursday July 27th begins the Sale of Filecoin Tokens and it will run for 4 weeks or until all tokens are sold!
Filecoin is a kind of crypto-currency to allow people to share storage space. So you can store your encrypted data on someone else computer against Filecoins.
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