The creator, Mark Nottingham, is well known in Internet and Web standards communities, and somewhat aware of ActivityStreams/ActivityPub. This seems like something some people here might like to get involved with, or sync up with efforts from the Policy group here.
Just btw: I am just coming home from Brussels where the DMA committee was today.
The European Parliament decided against mandatory interoperability for messenger services which should have been the vanguard. It was decided that targeted ads have to be opt in (the only “nice” decision …)
Loosing faith in EU.
Was interviewed for a ZDF piece [de] - this is a nice coverage of todays committee (but also german): EU-Parlament stimmt über neue Regeln für Techfirmen ab
Please note that the Greens / EFA were fully pro mandatory interoperability.
[will also inform participants of last policy group meeting]
PPS just as reminder, the group wanted to do a Roundtable together with EDRi -
so I had asked Jan Penfrat and as said, would be fine. Just maybe no sense when everything is already decided (which is happening now …) Just want to put a spot on that the DMA / DSA is an opprtunity not debated often.
And @rysiek will be at the Internet Governance Forum too.
He asked if we should start something and me: “yay” …
Is anyone else in Katowice or signed up virtually?
Honestly, there’s not even a need to require the big tech to implement anything. Just strip them of all the protection already, and adversarial interoperability will flourish. Facebook is only able to block third-party apps and tools because governments, and especially the US government, have laws that allow this — like DMCA.
Oh, I doubt in that.
Yet, it was the strongest standard and so the reality is that Germany (all public administration + army) and France (administration / ministries) are on matrix …
No competitor nor stakeholder is interested in weak standards.
Please also note that this was the vote of the committee and not the parliament.
The parliament wants interoperability.
The headline of a newer article by Alexander Fanta reads
“DMA: MEPs wants to force interoperability”
If there are different votes by Commission, Committee and/or parliament some kind of compromise will be negotiated.
Do you remember the days before mobile phones were interoperable?
Should we get back to this time?
I don’t want.
I do not share “Politico” articles anymore since it was aquired by Axel Springer SE,
so, after the Brexit it is hard to find good english articles. If you know any good english updates, please add them …