I just published my first project on sourcehut - https://sr.ht/~philipwhite/webpad/.
My goal is for it to be "notepad.exe for the internet". Not that I necessarily want it to get hugely popular. I just want something extremely simple that provides some of the benefits that Google Docs provides without all the downsides and bloat that comes with Google Docs.
The server is written in Haskell, which may cut down the audience of who would contribute, but please don't be shy. I would enjoy if more than just me were interested in the project.
Here's how it works on sourcehut:
You pay us the subscription fee of your choice and you get access to our services. We spend it on maintaining and upgrading the hardware, and paying for staff to handle development, operations, support, and on-call.
Because we don't take money from investors, we're only accountable to users, and if we aren't working in your interests, we lose our revenue. We are incentivized to work for you, not to generate a return.
Because we're running 100% free software, we're held accountable because anyone can take our shit and run it on their own servers, or even bootstrap a competing company using our own software. We've made it easy to run out out of business if we lose your trust.
*Federation* is the true value behind ActivityPub, and you can get that without it
Binary Application Record Encoding in PHP, a scripting language... (WIP) @sir@firstname.lastname@example.org https://baremessages.org
If you do any sort of programming and haven't already watched Jonathan Blow's wonderful talk, watch it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW-SOdj4Kkk
The PeerTube content bootstrap fund:
I'm having issues setting up a friendica server. When I try to register or log in, it redirects me to `https:///` (like it doesn't know the domain... and how should it?)
For reference, I'm using nginx (and have https set up).
> Beware the Keybase formula:
1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded
Agreed. And I'd pay *particular* attention to #4.
With a normal company, you have to ask "can the current business model make money?" If not, it will change.
With a VC-backed company, you have to ask "can the current business model make 10× returns?" If not, it will change.
"We need to rewrite everything with the benefit of hindsight."
Does anyone know of any open source alternatives to Kahoot, a real-time multiple-choice quiz game where participants vote by clicking 1 of four buttons on their phone screen. Boosts appreciated. @switchingsoftware