We’re hitting the length limit for posts, so I’ll add here a stub of a last section of the implementers’ guide on how to improve ActivityPub as suggested earlier by @Sebastian:
Aided by a culture of collaboration among Fediverse advocates and participants, there is ongoing work to improve both the ActivityPub specification and interoperability among different ActivityPub implementations. Initiatives like FediConf, Feneas, and the ActivityPub forum on Activitypub.Rocks are great places to connect with other implementers and help move things forward.
@nedjo: I’ve gone ahead and upped the post length limit, so at least until we find a better place for it we can continue on with posting here. I think we should also split a couple of these sections out into their own threads, like “Introduction to Activitypub” and “Guide for new Activitypub users”—would you mind making new threads for these? I think that would make this post a lot more navigable.
There is a feature in Discourse that enables time-limited contents. E.g., in this topic, we could enable a time limit so that we can freely discuss the wiki, and additions or changes to it, then integrate those changes, and the conversation would be cleaned up once a month or so. Does it make sense?
It might make sense. It should be part of some more effort to turn this into a high quality chunk of documentation. It needs a process then, and people dedicating to it. Right now I think most people do not realize that the top post is a wiki that they can freely update, and are even encouraged to do so.
These archive locations are accurate to reference the original projects. You can update the wiki above accordingly. @macgirvin’s most recent project is Streams and is the successor to these. It includes specifications for the Nomad nomadic identity implementation, among others.
I’ve started to pick it up and try again using did’s as a proof of concept, but I’m retired now and really can’t be bothered dying on the same hill over and over again.
But I will try and update Nomad (the protocol, formerly Zot) to use a did: form. It’s just a replacement WebMTA for delivering JSON ActivityStreams which is nomadic aware. There’s still no chance of it ever getting into ActivityPub unless it’s invented by the Mastodon dictator.
Meanwhile the spec is in the public domain and there are working implementations and it federates with ActivityPub and nobody is holding a gun to anybody’s head.