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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.

Please Boost.

I've been thinking about an #ActivityPub implementation for #Wordpress. My idea supports:

- 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 gist.github.com/jdormit/104932. 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

>developers forcing users to train google’s ai in order to verify themselves

stop this. open source captcha when.

#ActivityPub support is now available to everyone! πŸŽ‰ 🎊 :fediverse:

Write.as blogs don't federate by default, so to enable it you can either sign up with our new page: 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 As for why WordPress - it runs half the internet! Making a one-click install plugin that puts a WP server onto ActivityPub has the potential to dramatically increase mindshare and usage of Mastodon, PeerTube, and other ActivityPub apps.

@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: 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.)

If you use Liberapay as a donor you can open liberapay.com/about/me/giving/ to see if you have donations awaiting payment. Or you can just wait, we'll notify you when a payment is needed.

I was just linked to a #peertube video for the first time outside of the federation.

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:

peertube.nsa.ovh/videos/watch/

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Today is the day @write_as joins the #fediverse :fediverse:! Finishing up boosting now and anything else I missed. Live-tooting the process @writeas_dev

Facebook to banks: give us our users' financial data and we'll let them bank with Facebook
boingboing.net/2018/08/06/surv

All the , in the world don't matter if they're prohibitively hard for people to run (ie !).

That's how most of the world's ended up owned by and .

So it's almost criminal that the leading platform @yunohost is only getting €9.63 a week from their .

We can do better! Let's make it easy for everyone to host , , , etc!

Go, ! Go!

liberapay.com/YunoHost

How to make a balloon bunny with a single balloon:

youtu.be/KVtKaB1lBkk

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#1yrago Amazon's "fish antibiotics" are a way for uninsured people to buy medicine without paying for doctor's visits boingboing.net/2017/08/01/late