With BlueSky moving towards finally opening up federation, I’m interested in how people feel about it?

Would you be open to the idea of Mastodon, Lemmy, Pixelfed, and other Fediverse platforms adopting the AT protocol in order to federate with it?

If those technical hurdles could be overcome, would you support your instance federating with BlueSky?

Does the same go for other commercially-owned platforms, such as Threads and Tumblr?

#BlueSky #Fediverse #Threads #Mastodon @fediverse

  • Gytis Repečka
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    497 months ago

    @ajsadauskas @fediverse Why would existing :fediverse: servers waste breath to support Bluesky’s protocol? Let Bluesky implement ActivityPub - should not go backwards 🤔 Otherwise why even bother?

  • harc
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    327 months ago

    No point in adapting to their protocol, that’s for sure.

    • @DavidGarcia@feddit.nl
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      47 months ago

      I don’t know, account portability would be kind of cool. With ActivityPub with a ban or server shutdown, your account is just gone.

      • harc
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        47 months ago

        Thats just one feature, might be possible to implement in AP.

  • bhaugen
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    207 months ago

    @ajsadauskas @fediverse
    > Would you be open to the idea of Mastodon, Lemmy, Pixelfed, and other Fediverse platforms adopting the AT protocol in order to federate with it?

    Hell no. Let them adopt AP which is a standard.

    • Feyter
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      27 months ago

      If we talking about the complete structure of the fediverse changing to connect to a single service (like abandoning Activity Pup and instead using a closed protocol that is controlled only by one company), then definitely Yes that is the worst idea even.

      But since many fediverse services will simply not be able to use Blue Sky’s protocol, because it is designed for a very limited use case, I don’t even see why should talk about this.

      However if Blue sky would adapt to the fediverse. It would only be a win for us. If they decide to not play by the rules they will be band. Fediverse is very robust and we don’t need to be afraid of anything as long as we stick too our basic principles.

      • hybrid havoc
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        47 months ago

        The path forward I think would be some sort of a bridge service. Think of it as a translation layer that could take in updates from both ActivityPub and AT, and present to the opposing side like it were native. Something similar was developed for nostr to communicate with the fediverse, and it seems at least feasible in this case as well.

  • @Flaky@iusearchlinux.fyi
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    As someone who’s used both, the way federation works on Bluesky/Atproto is very different to how ActivityPub works. It’s very much a backend thing, letting that do the heavy lifting and prevent the user from worrying about it as much as you have to here, rather than trying to make its fediverse a whole experience.

    As for Tumblr, there was talk about bringing it to the fediverse and Wordpress themselves have already allowed users of their hosted blog service to opt-in to this, but have not done it for Tumblr. And Threads? Well, there was a pact to fediblock Threads because of its ties to Facebook, so there’s that.

    • hybrid havoc
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      77 months ago

      Unfortunately it seems like development on Tumblr has been reduced to a skeleton crew. I wouldn’t hold my breath for ActivityPub integration on that front now.

      • @Flaky@iusearchlinux.fyi
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        27 months ago

        Yeah :\

        They did mention that they were planning to make Tumblr open-source, which might’ve been why they said that. I could see ActivityPub integration there in that event.

    • leon
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      17 months ago

      @Flaky @ajsadauskas yeah I think people are being ridiculous acting like this is some plot to destabilize mastodon and not genuinely trying to improve the flaws in activitypub, whatever their other motivations may be

    • @DavidGarcia@feddit.nl
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      37 months ago

      I can’t talk about the others involved in BlueSky, but I think Jack Dorsey is genuniely regretful about how Twitter turned out and truthful in his intentions to make a decentralized alternative. I wouldn’t equate BlueSky with the rest of Big Tech. The XMPP creator sitting on the board and the CEO being someone who worked on Zcash, they can’t be that bad.

        • @DavidGarcia@feddit.nl
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          27 months ago

          If they’re just a little bit better, it’s an improvement. If we have to win through salami slicing, so be it.

          Federation alone would be a massive improvement already. Because it practically infinitely increases competition to do better, since there was zero before.

          It’s all about setting up incentive structures so the ones in power and even the biggest assholes are compelled to do the right thing. And federation is a giant step in that direction.

          • JoYo
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            17 months ago

            what makes you say there was zero competition before?

      • @taladar@sh.itjust.works
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        57 months ago

        the CEO being someone who worked on Zcash

        I wouldn’t consider any link to the cryptocurrency world a positive thing.

        • @DavidGarcia@feddit.nl
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          07 months ago

          it’s a privacy coin. not a very good one, but still. They’ve been around for long, so relatively credible when it comes to crypto.

          I get why people have soured to crypto, but secure private cryptos like Monero is by far the best solution for digital money.

          Because banks and governments have proven time and time again that they can’t be trusted with money. They screw over the working class every time.

  • Mikal with a k
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    37 months ago

    @ajsadauskas @fediverse

    This came to digital blows over whether to federate with Threads not so long ago. A LOT of us said hell no to letting Meta’s data vampirism and sociopathic surveillance back into our networks.

  • @geoma@lemmy.ml
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    37 months ago

    Bluesky doesn’t even have an app available for us who don’t have access to the google store. So it is a no go for me.

  • hybrid havoc
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    37 months ago

    I would like to see some sort of bridge built to allow communication between AT protocol services and ActivityPub protocol services.