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@Federated Networks Association now has a Patreon site, and so do we. For non-profits like ours, small reliable monthly gifts are a much better way to remain sustainable than random larger donations. If you're already a Patreon user, it will only take a few seconds to send us each a buck or two and help support federated networks. Thanks in advance!

https://www.patreon.com/feneas
https://www.patreon.com/gibberfish

#feneas #gibberfish #federation #patreon




 

Support us on Patreon


Feneas has now been around for approximately one year. During this time we have launched various services for both members and non-members, with a dedicated volunteer admin team ensuring these services run as they should. Our infrastructure is currently funded entirely by membership funds.

Many members have expressed interest in Feneas running additional publicly available services. To do so, we're looking to expand our funding possibilities outside membership funds, and have thus launched our Patreon page.

If you want to help us not only provide services for the federated web but also make it possible for us to achieve our other mission items, please do consider becoming our supporter on Patreon, or even better joining as a member of the association.

We're also looking for people interested in putting actual work effort into the association. Please do feel free to get in contact and introduce yourself should you wish to get involved.

Find us at Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/feneas

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Our #Friendica instance workers are now monitored via #Prometheus and alerts sent to the admin team if things are not working as intended, to stop the same problems from appearing again 💪

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Yay! Embarrasing for an association that promotes #federation, our main #social platform #Friendica had a break down in federation that was not realized for some time.

The issue was something related to #MySQL configuration which for some unknown reason became incompatible a few weeks ago. Furious hours long debug sessions finally made things work better and we're federating again ✌

Extremely sorry about that for any users of this server.

Good to remember next time, thanks!

What exactly had you changed? Possibly it is something that can be improved on our docker image. Pinging @Philipp Holzer for that ;-)

This was not related to Docker, on neither Friendica or Mysql side. The issue was some earlier tweaks made to MySQL config to make Friendica work which for some reason didn't work any more (see op). Difficult to really pinpoint the issue so exactly that we could provide something upstream. For sure if we find something to give back we will :)

-Jason



 

Federated code hosting


Are you interested in #federated #code hosting? This term means a site like #GitHub, #GitLab, #Cogs or #Gitea - but instead of all servers being an individual part of the #web, they talk to each other just like servers in the #fediverse. Imagine being able to open issues, make pull requests and engage in discussion, to any other repository from your own personal code hosting server?

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Err… anything git powered (or mercurial) is “#federated” by definition.

You can already have mirrors with #GitLab (and probably with github too, but I don't know or care of that offer a self hosting option).

In other words, you either explained yourself very badly or, I suspect, you do not understand the technology.

There are many distinct things here. You are completely correct about git and other VCS's not being centralized, but that doesn't make them federated. A more correct term would be decentralized.

In the above post we are not talking about pure git or other VCS's. We're talking about platforms for code hosting that in the backend use one or more VCS's for storage of code. These platforms, like #GitHub, #GitLab etc, are much more than places where to store code. They have rich social functions that are closer to social media than VCS functionality. These include writing posts (issues), making merge requests, commenting on other peoples issues, merge requests and even single commits, likes and other emoji reactions, etc.

These are the functions that we need a federation protocol that allows these social interactions to happen cross-server, cross-platform, even cross-VCS. It's possible you don't need these functions, but the popularity of GitHub proves millions of developers do.

-Jason / Feneas

Let's call it "user-friendly federation" ;-)

`git format-patch` isn't as much as #GitHub PRs or #GitLab MRs.

What exactly is there that you can't do today via #GitLab webhooks?

@gittaca, joking aside, if you ever had to work on code from behind a slow, $10/minute #Inmarsat phone, you'd truly come to appreciate format-patch (and #git in general)! 🙂

Agreed :-) I used it once or twice, but always behind a DSL.

Still, GUI-approaches like taught in https://lab.github.com/paths are _probably_ more effective in captur...ivating newcomers into the #FLOSS world.

Indeed! For the avoidance of doubt, I am a happy #GitLab user myself (OTOH I could never stand #Github). It's just that I fail to see what possible benefit what the OP is proposing could have. I can already self-host #GitLab instances, #git is distributed by design, and working on issues, #email complements the web interface (and clients such as #LabCoat) very nicely. Purely out of curiosity I did some experimenting some years ago with using webhooks + API + - 1/3

@feneas some simple #NodeJS glue to replicate an issue tracker and it worked really nicely (along with pipeline notifications via #XMPP, which I was very fond of). I didn't try, but it should be possible to bridge GitLab and github projects this way too. Seems like someone is trying to reinvent the wheel to solve a non-problem here. Then again, maybe I just fail to grasp the idea. - 2/3

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Cross-server MRs for everyone, not just for those who know how to _implement_ what's possible ;-)

GitLab itself is discussing this in https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/4013

Exactly, so why try to reinvent the wheel? @feneas could just distribute a #GitLab image with the relevant webhooks preloaded. Or just wait until that GitLab issue gets implemented. 🙂

Many thanks for digging out that ticket, I wasn't aware of it and it sounds rather exciting. 👍

You're welcome :-) I think there is definitely space for 3 types of wheels. 7 would get ridiculous.

Yeah !
That will mean real forks, real pull requests, credentials maintained by a trusted server.
Why not the ability to post a blog post about our project in plume, screenshot in pixel and screencast on peertube.
If we have tasks / bug trackers in federation, that may even be amazing.



 
Announcing the 2nd Vervis federation demo!

1st demo was about federated ticket comments. This new demo is about **federated opening of new tickets**.

https://talk.feneas.org/t/vervis-demo-2-federated-opening-of-new-tickets/78

If you haven't tried the 1st demo, it should still work, so you can easily do both 1st and 2nd. I don't remove features when I add new ones ;-)

Take a look and leave a comment there (or here) if you have a moment! :)

-- fr33

#ForgeFed #ActivityPub

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Federated Matrix Identity Server (mxisd) forked


Following the announcement that #mxisd would not longer be worked on, ma1uta has stepped up to provide support:
I forked mxisd (https://github.com/ma1uta/mxisd) and will provide support this project. You can ask about help in a new room #ma1sd:ru-matrix.org
A new temporary name will be ma1sd (thanks Dandellion ).
Due to changing maintainers I start to prepare the new 2.0.0 release and should audit code and dependencies.
Also I forked matrix-synapse-rest-password-provider (https://github.com/ma1uta/matrix-synapse-rest-password-provider) because it often uses with mxisd. Docker image, ansible support, debian, nixos and archlinux packages are temporary unavailable due to code auditing and changing maintainers.

#matrix



 

Happy 9th Birthday Friendica!




Festive Flaxy O’Hare by @lightone
9 years ago, on July 1st 2010, Mike MacGirvin committed his initial work on what would become Friendica.

Since it has gone through many changes, PHP version, maintainers, name even, but it is still alive and kicking and ready for its tenth years running.

Thanks to everyone who has donated or still donate their time to make Friendica and especially to make Friendica available by running public nodes.

Here’s to another great year for Friendica!- - - - - -

https://friendi.ca/2019/07/01/happy-9th-birthday-friendica/



 

Pleroma Releases 1.0!


Pleroma, the Elixir-based fediverse communication platform, has finally pushed out a 1.0 stable release. This is the culmination of many months of hard work from about a dozen or so active contributors, all poking and prodding at the underlying codebase and discussing th
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#Funkwhale is a free open federated music storage and sharing platform:

https://funkwhale.audio

You can follow it on here at:

@funkwhale

If you want to see an instance in action, open.audio is a good example. It consists entirely of Creative Commons tracks that people have shared:

https://open.audio

#Alternatives #Music




 

Friendica 2019.06 Released

Thanks everyone who contributed, be it directly by committing patches or new features, doing translations or reporting issues.


And now, we happily announce the availability of Fri
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Some kernel developers now have their blogs hosted on people.kernel.org, which is a WriteFreely instance with ActivityPub syndication. For example, try out @gregkh.

See more here:
https://people.kernel.org/read



 

The Feneas forum


Today we launch our discussion forum powered by #Discourse to help #federated folk have a place for cross-platform collaboration discussion.

Welcome!

#federation #community #fediverse #collaboration #feneas




 
Want to run a blog on the Fediverse, which people can follow from Mastodon etc?

There are several platforms which let you do this:

Write Freely
https://writefreely.org/
@write_as

Plume
https://joinplu.me/

ActivityPub plugin for Wordpress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/activitypub/
@pfefferle

Pterotype plugin for Wordpress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/pterotype/
@jdormit

#Blogs #Blogging #Medium #Alternatives #Wordpress



 

Matrix 1.0, Synapse 1.0 and the Matrix Foundation





We are very excited to announce the first fully stable release of the #Matrix protocol and specification across all APIs - as well as the Synapse 1.0 reference implementation which implements the full Matrix 1.0 API surface.

This means that after just over 5 years since the initial work on Matrix began, we are proud to have finally exited beta!! This is the conclusion of the work which we announced at FOSDEM 2019 when we cut the first stable release of the Server-Server API and began the Synapse 0.99 release series in anticipation of releasing a 1.0.

https://matrix.org/blog/2019/06/11/introducing-matrix-1-0-and-the-matrix-org-foundation
https://matrix.org/blog/2019/06/11/synapse-1-0-0-released

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#opensource #protocol #teamtools #awesome