Detailed comparison of BitTorrent, IPFS, Secure Scuttlebutt, and Hypercore
last updated March 2022 but still mostly accurate, i think

cross-posted from: > Full text: > > > " Here's a preview of #SpaceHost, a fully-managed Fediverse hosting service that @reiver and I are building. > > > As you can see, you'll be able to select your Fediverse community server based on: > > >* Micro Blogging > >* Macro Blogging > >* Forums > >* Image Posting > >* Video Posting > >* Media Posting > >* Social Coding "


Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 becomes a W3C Recommendation
More discussions: - - - - Previously: "W3C Director's Decision on Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) 1.0 Proposed Recommendation Formal Objections"

W3C Director’s Decision on Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) 1.0 Proposed Recommendation Formal Objections
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A new freenet project? I don't know anything about it, just discovered the repo.

## [0.5.4] - 2022-04-04 ### Added - RDF hashmarks store - Qt SparQL models API: add async support - Add MIME type recognition for turtle (ttl), YAML - Add UI to browse pronto graphs from a browser tab ### Changed - Improve the Curve25519 pubsub API - SmartQL P2P service - Implement a peer-dependent authentication middleware for the http service - Pronto - galacteek.ld.pronto: pubsub service is now encrypted with curve25519 - Use time-rotating peer-dependent credentials for the smartql p2p service - Mediaplayer: - Deprecate old MFS+JSON playlists storage - Store playlists as RDF (schema is: ips://galacteek.ld/MultimediaPlaylist) - Playlists by default are stored in a private RDF store - Playlists can be published to a public RDF store - Public playlists are synchronized between peers via a SparQL script - Content providers peering: separate Pinata nodes config by region - Update *Pillow* to v9.0.1 - IPS contexts loader: add TTLCache for small schemas ### Fixed - AppImage: fix xkb issue when running in Wayland (set XKB_CONFIG_ROOT)

Are you tired of explaining over and over again why crypto-ponzi-currency is bad, hypercapitalist ecocidal scam?
Let this guy explain it for you: All is there, based on sound economic theory and anchored in facts....

Anyone know if Aether P2P is still active?
I only see posts dating up to Sep '21 and nothing more. I've cleared my profile, reinstalled a new profile, etc, but still Sep '21. I also noticed neither the blog, the community nor their Twitter account shows anything past Sep '21. Now I'm starting to think maybe it's not me.... But how does a P2P network just stop working, if so?

Do you know and use manyverse? Care to invite me?
Hey, I just discovered [manyverse]( It looks interesting but I kind of understand why I had not heard of it even though it seems to have been around for a while now...It looks like it's a little bit complicated to discover and follow people, I know it's a common issue for decentralized tools but with this one it's even harder since it only works with invites (correct me if I'm wrong). Have you heard about it? What do you think of it? Apparently the best way to discover people is to join a room server but again, I need an invite for that. Can one of you guys invite me to a room server please?

The Power of Decentralization — essay
This is an essay I wrote. It explains and demonstrates on a socio-philosophical level how and why decentralization is the solution to the most pressing issues of today’s Information Technology, social media in particular.

Taranis, a major release of Jami
cross-posted from: > Jami is a GNU package for universal communication that respects the freedom and privacy of its users. Jami is an end-to-end encrypted secure and distributed voice, video, and chat communication platform that requires no central server, and leaves the power of privacy and freedom in the hands of users.

The upcoming fully private and decentralized cross-chain exchange for cryptocurrencies aspiring to set new standards.

Friendica is a decentralized open-source social network which federates with many other social networks including diaspora*, Hubzilla, and the Fediverse of social networks. It can mirror too with Twitter and IFTTT, or export posts to Discourse, libertree, Tumblr, Wordpress and e-mail. It is a good candidate for being an alternative to Facebook, and you can either join a public server, or self-host your own instance. In this video I give an overview of Friendica's functionality and features, a comparison with Hubzilla, a look at it's interface, and a tour through the settings menu. I also make the case for it being a cleaner way to use Twitter. Watch #technology #opensource #friendica #decentralized #selfhosted

Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication. You can self-host and federate, or join existing servers, to enable instant messaging, text chat in chatrooms, voice and video chat, file transfer, and even bridging between many other networks such as IRC, XMPP, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, RSS, Facebook Messenger, Discord, Slack, and many more. End-to-End-Encryption, device verification and trust, replication of chatrooms for redundancy, are all hallmarks of Matrix. It can serve as a secure communications platform for governments with roving diplomats, or for end users be an alternative to Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp. It is the opposite of a walled garden, with its vision of acting as a generic HTTP messaging and data synchronisation system for the whole web - allowing people, services and devices to easily communicate with each other, empowering users to own and control their data, and select the services and vendors they want to use. Watch at or at #technology #opensource #security #privacy #instantmessaging #matrix #alternativeto #selfhosting #federated #decentralised

My Video Overview of the IRC Real-Time Chat Network
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a real-time text chat social network that was created in 1988 in Finland, and is still in active use today. In this video I talk about what it is and how it differs from other social networks, how to connect to it, I show what the user interface looks like, and end off with some tips on how to secure your nick ID. It is often used for direct contact with technology project developers and other tech support, but there are also numerous social chat channels, or you can create your own channel in a few seconds if it does not already exist. ![]( Watch at or on Odysee at #technology #socialnetworks #alternativeto #IRC #social

This seems the perfect place to ask this question. Is there any decentralized and/or federated platform, maybe a part of the fediverse as an alternative to mainstream and centralized platforms like ebay, amazon, aliexpress, mercadolibre, etc...?

Cross-posted from [here]( 'All about QUITTING SOCIAL MEDIA').

## Surf the internet like a chad with rss. -- ![]( News Flash, Gnome Podcasts, LibreWolf + Privacy Redirect firefox extension. ![]( News Flash ![]( Gnome Podcasts I think this is a pretty good setup for anti internet addiction without missing out on stuff you like. Avoid wasting time jumping into social media rabbit holes by using alternative frontends for the web browser. the setup is just two RSS applications and Librewolf. Apps; News Flash, Gnome Podcasts. Librewolf + Privacy Redirect firefox extension. GTK theme; [Material-Black-Mango]( A few days ago I started using RSS again. I decided to use something other than liferea to suit the look and feel of my desktop environment. ended up using rss for everything; including Youtube, the podcasts I listen to, Twitter (using Nitter RSS), Peertube and Lemmy. Funnily enough I haven't used it for blog articles.

Jami - a decentralized messenger
Yes, the headline has decentralized and messenger in the same sentence. Sounds good, doesn't it?

We are all in love with decentralized social topology, aren't we. But to make society reasonably decentralized, we need to remodel more than one level of it. I would like to bounce around some thoughts that may help establish a multilayer model of decentralized society. ::: Longwinded 1. Assumptions. 1.1. I use communications as an example of social activity that is a key to all other processes. 1.2. I assume that a decentralized network of heterogeneous communities is a good model for human society that we need now, as the all-crisis unfolds and neither democracy nor (even less) capitalism can offer any constructive approach. 1.3. I assume that the **minimal** provisions for an individual must include the right to participate in more than one community at the same time, the right to opt-out peacefully at any moment and the right to form a community (and participate in the network) on an equal basis. 2. Layers 2.1. "Fediverse". What we now see as fediverse is an implementation of communications pattern, where instances of various services can be associated with specific communities and their local users considered community members. Federation protocol provides a routine way to regulate interactions with other communities. 2.2. "Community Intranet". To control their collective memory, their policies/rituals and their boundaries, communities need to have control over the physical infrastructure of their "village intranet". It applies mostly to "natural" (local) communities, while "virtual" ones may need a trusted and neutral virtual hosting environment. The control should not, however, influence individual participation in remote communities. 2.3. "NetCommons". To keep the information flowing, society needs a non-owned, collectively managed transmission backbone. We can draw analogies with watershed management that is a known example of advantages and shortages of the commons approach. 2.4. "Platform Cooperatives". Economic (and, effectively, political) control of the means of production is a key to stability of the ecosystem. Thus, decentralized ecosystem of user cooperatives provides cohesion to the whole multilayered model. Every user becomes a member of the co-op(s) operating their community(ies) infrastructure. Community co-ops then form the "NetCoooperative", managing and maintaining the backbone systems and providing support, R&D and exception handling to communities in need. 3. Essential question is, whether such a model is comprehensive and complete enough to provide scaffolding for an attempt to implement proof-of-concept project. Questions and comments welcome. :::

Distributed cloud storage?
cross-posted from: > Hello! > > I recently had issues with my self-hosted instance of Nextcloud so I started looking for an alternative to it. > > I would like something that could allow me to make a local network of shared files between devices I choose, if that makes any sense. > > I stumbled upon Syncthing but it doesen't seem what I had in mind: I understand that it replicates folders between devices, but I am looking for a way to distribuite files between machines. > Again, like Nextcloud but without a central server to rely to. > > Do you know if something of that sort exists? > > Or if you have any other solution? > > Thank you. > > P.S. I am posting it here because it seems like some sort of self-hosting, but maybe I will cross-post it to the decentralized comunity.

cross-posted from: > **A movie platform with a decentralized network approach.** > > Hi guys, for a few weeks some friends have been developing a movie platform with a decentralized network approach. We want to share it with the community. All are welcome to contrib. > > **Background** > > For a long time watching movies has overwhelmed me, I am simply limited by my time to go to the cinema. I am a movie fan but a developer with very little time to travel hours to buy a ticket and see the "latest" release of my "favorite movie" (In the country that i live, the cinemas are located in the capital and I live in a province with a few hours away). > > Somehow the internet today helps us to cope with some of these problems, the other problem is that the internet offers very few resources to see good quality movies and those who offer it do so with movies that are definitely not the "last" launch of my "favorite movie" (sarcasm). > > For this reason, a team of friends with the same ideology and need decided to take this crossroads to search, collect and expose a safe resource with quality films (no lag please), and that is where Watchit was born. > > Unlike any current streaming service, Watchit decentralizes the way you normally watch your movies, helping to solve this "time/distance" factor at the same time. > > Today, having the ability to share information with each other (P2P) directly, is simply amazing to me. My friend can have the "Spiderman" movie and transmit it to my other friend 300 KM away and that he can instead transmit the last "Avengers" movie for me to see it comfortably in my chair happily, it is also fantastic. This collective entertainment methodology is amazing. > > Well, in order to decentralize our films so that everyone can have access to them, we resorted to incredible tools such as IPFS and OrbitDB, which allowed us to have created a DAPP (Decentralized App). In simple words, Watchit is an application that does not require external resources, but rather everyone helps everyone to make it work and this classifies it as a "Decentralized Autonomous Organization". We are all happy together :) yay!! > > Watchit gives users control over the content network by welcoming enthusiasts or small studios who wish to have a platform without much "red tape" in between to promote or distribute their films. > > ![image info]( > > **Important note:** > > Some resources contain intellectual property or copyright so we consider that the content that is distributed through the application is the responsibility of its providers. The difference between these is that one provides legal public domain movies and the other versions may provides access to a database containing a wide variety of movies some containing copyright. > > The real goal is to entertain but also to show the potential of decentralized networks, so whatever the goal, you will love Watchit! > > *The films used as examples in this article were included to feed the context, we do not promote copyright infringement.* > > **How we built it** > - Cross-platform ElectronJs apps builder > - Decentralized OrbitDB > - Golang IPFS implementation > - Bootstrap React App tool Create React App. > > **Where can i find the project?** > > [Watchit Gateway]( | [Watchit App]( | [Awesome Orbit ](| [Awesome IPFS]( > > Special thanks to **aphelionz**, **brokoli** **and vasa-develop** for their contributions to this article.

I have a frontend start on a web app store, if anyone want to turn it into a federated app store contact me!
cross-posted from: > cross-posted from: > > > Some time ago I made the start of a front-end app store, but now is just sitting on my computer so if anyone wants to use it for anything contact me nd we can talk.

Ruqqus, Aether, etc
Hi. I posted a similar, lengthier post on on this very topic. I've been a reddit user for a while, and I'm not leaving reddit, I love the site. I decided to journey onto other alternatives, just to see what's out there. Ooh boy! My first alternative to reddit I tried was I noticed it's much more unmoderated, and saw some words I wish I could unsee. Everyone has a right to say whatever they want, I'm not saying they can't. Second alternative I tried was Ruqqus. I'm still a member, but for how long, who knows? If you've heard of Voat, you'll understand why I won't be staying on Ruqqus for long. I saw a lot of white power/white supremacist advocacy, anti-semitic, racism, and homophobic threads, etc. They use the N-word a lot. Like, a lot. Last alternative I tried was Aether. I used it in the past, and it wasn't at all toxic or bad. Recently, it's gotten worse. Much, much worse. They have an NSFW section, and same thing as Ruqqus. Lots of homophobia and racism. I just felt I needed to air my grievances. Thanks for reading.

This open source and privacy focussed social network offers a lot more functionality than most other social networks especially in the P2P space. In this video I explain how to get connected to other peers, I give an overview of all the functions it can perform, and end off touring around the interface and showing how it works. Functions include Chatrooms, Mail, Channels, Forums, Boards with more to come in the next version. My RetroShare Link of the video at retroshare://file?name=My%20Overview%20Overview%20of%20RetroShare%20Social%20Network.mp4&size=581508519&hash=9633d48565b60031310ad9ce447b7de076524dd6 Watch at #technology #opensource #socialnetwork #retroshare

Decentralized and federating document editing and annotation
This seems super cool, and the in browser editor is certainly neat, but I am having a bit of a hard time understanding how the ActivityPub part of this works. It seems like you can somehow use your own ActivityPub compatible server and this is acting as a client only?

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