Repost of something I put on Twitter, in response to a post about "Shuttering Google Reader Killed Blogging" https://twitter.com/dustyweb/status/1299506666640211973
a repeat mistake: being excited about a decentralized system's success because a big player moves in, becoming reliant on it, not providing a better alternative, big player leaves, decentralized system dies from shock
see also xmpp and gtalk
hoping to do better...
@AbbieNormal Datashards is one component, yes! And application towards the fediverse is a large motivator there.
The next big component is the CapTP work happening in Spritely Goblins.
Ludovic Cortes published a reference to a project made in Guile a few days ago
And that resembles some of what you are doing, it mentions "capabilites" explicitely
Do you know about that ?
@AbbieNormal Yes, I think you are referring to @pukkamustard's ERIS and openEngiadina systems https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/content-addressing-and-signatures/744
@pukkamustard has been in regular communication with the loose group of people defining Datashards at the moment (facilitated and organized by @emacsen) and we've definitely been in communication. We're hoping for convergence.
@AbbieNormal So yes, @pukkamustard's stuff thus is very similar to Datashards, might very well converge. What I don't think @pukkamustard is doing *yet* is the distributed *programming* ocaps stuff that I'm doing in Spritely Goblins. But I hope that can change; I loosely have on my agenda to try to evangelize that approach to them, with sufficient interest!
(I also plan to port Goblins back to Guile too, so that should make it easier.)
I attempted to distribute a bunch of triples along the standards of the semantic web myself, some time ago
A server was lent to the project by a local unversity lab
But that didn't last, because managing servers is challenging
If I had the opportunity, I would have distributed the data myself !
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