I outlined the reasons in my into post Hello from hospitality exchange community devs! The idea is drafted here: Federated Platform · Discussion #3 · mariha/federated-trustroots · GitHub I’d like to discuss the idea and possibly get some help in the direction where to go next. In particular, I am not sure if ActivityPub is what we should use to implement our federation. We are not social media platforms.
At SocialHub and for the Fediverse there’s a very interesting development. A diverse group of technologists involved in community-based Hospitality exchange are considering to make their online platforms federated, or create federated alternatives to them. One reason to do so is they are fleeing commercialisation of platforms that were always meant to be open and welcoming to anyone (as happened before with CouchSurfing for instance).
Among interested people are folks that contributed to the following platforms:
It may be that federation support is added to the existing codebase, or that apps are first forked before doing so, or even rebuilt from the ground up.
Here’s your brainstorming challenge: Inspire each other on the possibilities!
Encourage you to think beyond just microblogging / Mastodon-like functionality. Inspire these fine people that are considering fedi as their new home, and help them in any way you can!
Greatly encourage anyone to join SocialHub community and deepen the discussion there too.
This is a companion to Fediverse Futures on SocialHub to elaborate the Fediverse from high-level, non-technical perspectives, brainstorming our visions and dreams.
We need a more holistic approach to fedi development and evolution. We need product designers, graphics artists, UX / UI / Interaction designers, futurists and visionaries to join the dev folks. Everyone is encouraged to join here and enrich our views on what Fediverse can be with diverse and different viewpoints, and to stimulate brainstorming, creativity, thinking out-of-the-box and crazy, wild ideas.
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