Github is now a fully owned, proprietary tool of Microsoft.
It's time to decide.
Do we as a community allow our future to depend upon commercial interests of a company that to this day spreads FUD and minimizes our impact when it suits their plans?
Or do we step up, do what we do best and take our code to somewhere created by the us for us and the good of the community?
This isn't about hating Microsoft. It's about loving our own sovereignty and controlling our *own* future.
- publishing blog posts and comments to ActivityPub-compliant servers, letting users follow/reply to/share/like these via other compliant services
- @-mentioning other ActivtyPub actors (e.g. Mastodon users) in posts and comments
- commenting on posts from Mastodon or other ActivityPub services
I've written up some technical notes at https://gist.github.com/jdormit/1049324b95e5096be20ee9ad1d749104. I'd appreciate feedback, so please comment there!
considering all the new #Fediverse applications popping up (#Pixelfed, #Plume, #Peertube, ...), heres an idea:
develop an #ActivityPub based #Github clone; this could bring the development process much closer to everyday people and fosters a better communication and involvement between devs and non-devs.
*** bonus points if you host it on github until it can host itself ***
Rescued from birdsite - about summoning Cthulhu, ants and why deities are better left alone and not summoned
The PeerTube Kodi addon in action https://peertube.cpy.re/videos/watch/f8a4b32d-0bf1-48ed-af9f-d8c5d87efedb
#ActivityPub support is now available to everyone! 🎉 🎊
Write.as blogs don't federate by default, so to enable it you can either sign up with our new page: https://write.as/new/blog/federated, or if you're already on Write.as, go to your blog's Customize page and click "Enable federation"
Note this also includes support for custom domains. So if your domain is hosted with us, you can now choose your handle when you enable federation and your blog will be accessible in the fediverse!
@Blort Absolutely, that mentality really holds a lot of projects back and keeps people away. Getting more people on board with FOSS, decentralization, etc. means being accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level. This is all stuff I'm very passionate about :)
@icaria36 I see a bunch of benefits to federating WP via ActivityPub. From a consumer point of view, it becomes really simple to follow and aggregate content - instead of signing up for an email subscription or hoping that the site has RSS enabled, you can follow their ActivityPub outbox and their posts will show up in apps like Mastodon. Plus, commenting becomes the same as posting any other ActivityPub message, so you can do that from the ActivityPub app or client of your choice.
Good news: the processing of payments through Stripe is now live!
If you use Liberapay to receive donations and you haven't connected a Stripe account, you should do that: https://liberapay.com/about/me/payment/ (If Stripe doesn't support your country you'll have to wait a little longer for the PayPal integration, sorry.)
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Probably the greatest video you'll see this week. I present to you "Alex Jones Rants As An Indie Folk Song" aka "Jones Iver"
Enjoy in all it's Satan worshipping, baby eating glory:
Facebook to banks: give us our users' financial data and we'll let them bank with Facebook
Go, #Fediverse! Go!
#1yrago Amazon's "fish antibiotics" are a way for uninsured people to buy medicine without paying for doctor's visits https://boingboing.net/2017/08/01/late-stage-capitalism-4.html