Blogs

Forge federation: the beginning of a 9 months journey

March 2021, a grant was approved to bootstrap an incremental effort towards forge federation, starting May 2021. Pierre-Louis Bonicoli and Loïc Dachary will have until January 2022 to complete the milestones, each of them working 2.5 days per week on a fixed schedule (Wednesday, Thursday and every other Friday) and only communicating publicly on the forum and the chat room. This will allow anyone interested to participate and understand every details but it will also be very noisy.

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What is Fedeproxy?

https://fedeproxy.eu/ is an online service to federate forges. The software projects hosted on one forge are synchronized in real time with their counterparts on other forges, via the W3C ActivityPub protocol. Developers can freely use the forge of their choosing while contributing to the same project. It operates independently from the forges and serves as an incubator with rapid prototyping to research the best user experience. Most Free Software projects are hosted on proprietary online services (called forges) that do not provide an export/import feature flexible enough to allow them to move easily (GitHub, SourceForge, etc.

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Legalese

Copyright The copyright of the software and content used to build the infrastructure is held by the individual contributors who implemented it, as found in the git history. Intellectual Property Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It’s a Seductive Mirage Disclaimer of Warranty There is no warranty for the service, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the service is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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Fedeproxy Code of Conduct

The Fedeproxy Community strive to: Be friendly, patient and welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion and mental and physical ability.

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Fedeproxy Community Manifesto

Fedeproxy is a community of individuals working on a federation proxy for software development forges. It has no hierarchy: anyone can do what they want as long as they respect others. Differences, divergences and disagreements are encouraged: they are a source of diversity and creativity. Although most of the work is focused on finding innovative methods and create original software, it also is necessary to spend significant time listening to others and improve how we communicate: this is what fuels a friendly community where everyone can feel safe and appreciated.

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Privacy

Who is we? In the context of a horizontal community, the word we has a different meaning than within not-for-profit organizations or companies. We are the individuals who have access to the resources that would enable them to modify how it is implemented. For instance, someone with access to the configuration of the web server can change the log retention policy. What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the community by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

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