Q. Why is Mastodon so dominant in the fediverse? A. It had better #UX and @Gargron running it was an effective communicator at #KISS and built it out as a #4opens project alongside a healthy (white) lie about security and privacy. The rest of the projects lacked these things – #Pleroma the obverse compaine was … Continue reading Why is Mastodon so dominant in the fediverse?
Published Date 9/25/17 5:49 PM https://mastodon.social/ Open data – YES Can I save my data? Yes, some of it! It‘s under Preferences->Data export Open source – YES GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3, 19 November 2007 Open “industrial” standards – YES We are using the OStatus suite of protocols: Webfinger for user-on-domain lookup Atom … Continue reading Lets look at some open projects from the perspective of the 4opens Mastodon
I think we face the usual problem of working on and implementing policy for yesterday’s issues. * We are coming out of ten years of Blockchain mess * Now we are into #AI mess, the is no intelligence in the current round, only artificial writing. Let’s look at what actually matters The original openweb had … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica, 5 years on
In activism (and interestingly less so in #mainstreaming life now) #stupidindividualism is a constant poison. With #blinded, people treat critical social thinking as ONLY personal criticism. This has the effect of #blocking that spreads mess over the very needed social change and challenge. Am increasingly using the #dontbeaprat hashtag to communicate on this problem. I … Continue reading #dontbeaprat is a positive statement of what’s next?
The purpose and vision for our #OGB project is to address challenges and conflicts that currently existwithin grassroots organizations and assist in the management of those that arise. By creating a tool set for’Do It Yourself’ (DIY) governance. We aim to develop a ‘Keep It Simple Stupid’ (#KISS) standard frameworkand process. This will become … Continue reading #OGB – what is the project
#Mastodon and the wider #fedivers are native #openweb project based on the #4opens people who try to “harden” and “secure” these are completely missing where the value is at. They are spreading #FUD and endangering real activists acting this way. Media is “open” using #ActivertyPub. Anything that is not media should use encrypted p2p chat, … Continue reading The signal to noise issue of our #geekproblem
Project description The Open Governance Body (#OGB) project is a set of software tools that encode a governance model structured on traditional grassroots activism. Further, the OGB – for which the code base is named – is a decentralized and democratic system for “governance” of any collective/community consisting of (generally speaking) #1 – Producers and … Continue reading A project outline for the OGB
The Fediverse community, a group of committed libertarian cats, took direct action to promote decentralized and #openweb models to the European Union (EU). They engaged with policymakers, participated in EU events and conferences, and explained the benefits of decentralized platforms like Mastodon, which is part of the Fediverse and uses the ActivityPub protocol. This grassroots … Continue reading A group of committed libertarian cats and the EU
What #mastodon is doing now is going to lead to a lot of mess, duo to people squabbling. This might or might not be a level of mess that negates the vertical move to “simplicity” of a single codebase and a single instance. That would be a waste… and it was the king and his … Continue reading As the righwing is failing, the mess is growing in the left…
The #Fediverse is a collection of decentralized social networking platforms that use #ActivityPub, allowing people to communicate and share content across different networks. These platforms are designed to be community-driven and to prioritize native #openweb culture, which is inherently unfriendly to capitalism. In contrast, many new non #Fediverse protocols are being developed and marketed today … Continue reading It is important for developers and marketers to be transparent about their values and business models