Design Discussion: ActivityPub support + ForgeFed vocabulary · Issue #14186 · go-gitea/gitea
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#1612 discusses Federation in general but I wanted to open an issue for the ActivityPub + ForgeFed solution specifically and concretize this unit of work. Let's keep to discussing ActivityP...

An opportunity for Golang devs to work on a great FOSS project with funding: Bringing Gitea to the Fediverse with ActivityPub support and the ForgeFed protocol…

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If this were done, I’d 100% be in favor of moving lemmy’s issue tracking to gitea.

Imagine users being able to report issues straight from lemmy with the very same lemmy accounts 😍

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As of now this project is underway. There’s a grant application (long thread) and some open issues / PR’s in the works already. Details are on the FedeProxy forum.

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Nice!

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That would be great! Gitea themself is also planning for a long while to dogfood gitea for their own development. I think this move away from github should happen one of these days.

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I worry that this is a misguided idea because Git itself is already a federated system: https://drewdevault.com/2018/07/23/Git-is-already-distributed.html

Git /= Gitea

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Indeed. It is not about federating Git, but federating code forges which increasingly become a whole bundle of different developer services and tools to keep developers locked into a certain centralized platform, if only by FOMO and network effects.

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Gitea is a git hosting program, right? I’m just not sure what benefits it offers to have Gitea instances federate with each other.

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One example (and where the minimum viable product will start) is to federate issue tracking. So that if you want to create an issue in a remote code forge, you can conveniently do that without creating an account and track it from your own forge.

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I see. Thanks!

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This would be a really nice way to get projects to finally move off of github. But imo they have to finally add a proper access control system to make this usable.

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This acceleration on the open ActivityPub implementation in Gitea is thanks to the folks at FedeProxy who set apart the funds. FedeProxy will take the possibilities of Forge federation well beyond this still. I encourage to follow them, and read on their forum what’s cooking.

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You could donate to https://opencollective.com/gitea but there is no way to earmark a donation for a specific purpose. Or you could donate to https://liberapay.com/fedeproxy/ and earmark the donation for the implementation of federation in Gitea (expenses can be audited later on).

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That’s great. I was going to provide you all the places I know about that would be helpful. But I have to ask first on FedeProxy forum: https://forum.fedeproxy.eu/t/advancing-federation-in-gitea/240/7

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