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.
Your Brainstorming Challenge
Here’s your brainstorming challenge: Inspire each other on the possibilities!
- How may these platforms manifest themselves on the Fediverse?
- What does federation add that allows stronger community and flourishing exchanges?
- What new and exciting functionality can be offered?
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.