I agree with @Gargron about ActivityPub Client-to-Server API putting a lot of work onto the front-end, but at the same time that would allow more functionality (especially to do with supporting other types of activities and objects) and innovation to be focused on the client side, which would make identity a bit less messy (people could follow me once and get my toots, video, photos, etc, and vice versa, I could have one unified timeline mixing different kinds of content). The answer to "what's a good alternative to Facebook" isn't one platform like Hubzilla, it's an ecosystem of truly interoperable apps. We've got the right tools, we just need to tie them together in useful and non-competitive ways.

A few of us are working on adapting the Client to Server API into a GraphQL schema, which I think will provide the best of both worlds, lots of flexibility for client apps while being easy to implement as the server can still to most of the ActivityPub/ActivityStreams heavy lifting.

Some of our immediate goals for include:

- Federation that works for any type of activity, object, and field (including extensions). Side effects could be controlled by a sort of plug-in system similar to WordPress (including just bridging to an existing non-Elixir app's API). will be a plug-in that extends .

- GraphQL as the primary client API, with some generic very flexible and powerful (but complex) endpoints, and plug-ins being able to add endpoints to make things easier for their specific use case or client app.

- Support for Groups.

- Users can have several Actors. Actors can have relationships (and capabilities /permission) with each other.

- More kinds of Actors, including Group and Organization.

Some goals we don't have right now (put would accept merge requests for) :

- ActivityPub C2S API

- Mastodon API

- A server-powered no-JavaScript-needed basic HTML client, extensible by plugins
November 20, 2018

One of the goals of https://gitlab.com/OpenCoop/CommonsPub/Server (still in development) is making projects like that much easier, to the point where it may mean just creating or adapting a front-end app
November 20, 2018
Hey @kaniini it's a bit all over the place right now, but we're hacking on it intensely this week (including the GraphQL API and starting to hook up MoodleNet's front-end) so should have something partially functional afterwards. Our launch date is somewhere in January though.
November 19, 2018
@0x1C3B00DA @autogestion

That'd be nice indeed, but we've been doing some major refactoring (for example separating out users from actors, to allow group actors) so it will probably have to be piecemeal patches (i.e. copy/paste rather than merge requests).

cc @AceNovo
November 16, 2018
@jalcine let's work on other ways to survive!
November 16, 2018

Hey, yeah it's related to MoodleNet but CommonsPub is meant to be a generic server/library that can later be used to power all kind of different apps. Feel free to AMA!
November 16, 2018
This document is so useful! Well done in both content and format.

Choose-your-own-adventure for undoing, fixing, or removing commits in :
November 16, 2018
@bhaugen @matslats @strypey

All true, but if most platform coops run , especially if protocol-based, isn't the real thing they own their existence as a (hopefully) functional group of people? with its associated "brand", awareness, trust, etc...
November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018
@strypey @matslats

Yeah, we definitely need to learn from that
November 14, 2018
@strypey Don't you think "embrace, extend, extinguish" depends on us accepting their propositions though? (eg. using Github), maybe out of convenience, cost saving, or even necessity (eg. using it to survive capitalism).

Hence we need networked alternatives (making them protocol-based means we can achieve 'network effects' and scale cooperatively, rather than each small initiative having to fight that battle again and again) that are not only convenient and attractive to use, but which also help us thrive economically (something @matslats and others have been working on for a long time)...
November 14, 2018
@jdormit seems so :) have yet to post a new blog post to fully try it out
November 12, 2018

Fixed it! :)

By changing this in Nginx config:

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;

To this:

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args ;
November 12, 2018
@rysiek they sold out and I missed out :(
November 11, 2018
@rysiek yeah me too... looks like they're running https://openresty.org/en/
November 11, 2018
4906 people in front of me in the queue for tickets, even though I opened the site right on time! wow!
November 11, 2018
@rysiek @tadzik

There's https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/saveasebook/ but it seems incompatible with Reader View
November 11, 2018
@rysiek @tadzik

why not use something like epub?
November 11, 2018
Public sale starts in an hour, as far as I know. Gonna try to get one!
November 11, 2018
Do what you love!
November 10, 2018