Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#803 closed task (wontfix)

federation - work together with D* community

Reported by: user-A Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: programming Keywords: federation, servers, protocol, distribution
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As you know there are other open distributed networks, that share the same problem of federation, as goblin. There is for example the Diaspora community, that creates a distributed social network, where some users provide some servers (so called pods). As federation is even here very complex, they are working currently to isolate the code of the protocol into a seperate layer.

Instead of every community spends a lot of resources on developing/testing/tuning/mainting a own inter-server protocoll for federation, I suggest to join a working group that addresses that problem and maybe raises some money so they can put attention on the development for a longer time. Maybe it results in a standard protocol as Jabber is for IM.

The D* community seeks for such kind of contacts, so please join in:

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Christopher Allan Webber, 11 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'd be interested in working with the Diaspora people more and talking to them. We're already trying to avoid doing it from scratch all over again, and that's one reason we're using Pump.IO.

It's not necessarily easy to provide all the federation layers... I'd like to focus on getting just one working at least before we worry about interop layers. :)

I'm happy to have more conversations... I'm not sure the bug tracker is the best place for this though since at this point anything beyond support is high level, so I'm closing this ticket.

(Also please pardon the "wontfix" state, it's not really accurate since I do want to carry on this conversation outside of here, but it's the state name that we have.)

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