@Gargron Thank you so much this huge effort of yours for this brand new experience for social networks called Mastodon. I know there is a lot of criticism and concerns about the #Ostatus compatibility, but its the right path to follow, i know its not always easy to take that kind of decisions, its hard to keep em when a lot of people seems pretty upset when things change, but i am sure they will enable more advanced and nice features for all in the near future.
@sri I don't know, but it is something that #GNUSocial supports since the time it was named #Laconica.
What I don't know if groups are supported in #ActivityPub that is the protocol Mastodon uses for federation. https://activitypub.rocks/
There is also #OStatus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OStatus
I don't understund yet the differences (relationship?) between OStatus and ActivityPub
A lot of things to learn, but a fascinating world. I am happy :)
I am fine with my posts syndicating across the fediverse, just like this message it getting to you. I would like to post like that from WordPress.
Also, and this is most important, we can't enslave content. We aren't supposed to enslave anything. So it is incorrect to refer to content as "master" and "slave".
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as there are more plattforms and protocols and it's great to connect to those friends aswell.
But having the discourse about just to standarts is creating exclusive athmosohere, for those working on different edges.
...just an opinion from a non-coder bystander.
#fediverse #ostatus #acticitypub
I like your effort of creating the vibe of collaboration! :)
...but, still here comes critic:
You're pushing the focus in this toot to 2 protocols while there are more.
#ActivityPub is solving issues from #OStatus. this makes ppl more believe that in future it will be all around ActivityPub.
That's not very engaging for those working on 'other sides' for federated networks
First there was #OStatus, now there is the violent backward-compatibility breaking #ActivityPub. Please everyone, stay on #Mastodon ^1. If everyone switches to ^2, I'll switch over to GNU Social. And hopefully get someplace to work on a Mastodon fork that would be a heavenly blessing, a sacred marriage of v1 and v2.