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Become a Diaspora Contributor

Let us count the ways:

1 Diaspora needs you!
2 Become a Part of the diaspora* Community!
3 Ways to Get Involved
3.1 Get an account 
3.2 Report bugs 
3.3 Test reported bugs 
3.4 Run a Community Pod 
3.5 Donate to your Podmin or Developers 
3.6 Request new features 
3.7 Start Meetups 
3.8 Provide Translations 
3.9 Write tutorials and user guides 
3.10 Add to the Wiki 
3.11 Grassroots Community Projects 
3.12 More Ways to Get Involved: 
3.13 Spread the Word

From the Diaspora Foundation wiki.

#diaspora #getInvolved #plexodus #gplusrefugees #distributedWeb
 

What I dislike about the federation

I have been noticing since a while there is a very impolite attitude among many people who use the federated networks, the lacking of desire to build a community that include all the other ones from all the different countries and languages.

Many times I see posts that starting in English which is the most common ground to communicate among the others that end filled up in any others languages than English, along the fact that is unkindly and annoying, it goes in the opposite way of the inclusion which should be the reason why a social network exists.

It is true that Mastodon resolved it brilliantly but in Diaspora and Friendica you can't exclude topics because the language that means is up to the users take the task to avoid cross languages in any topic.

However I see there isn't any desire to avoid that behavior and people are quite careless about that, hence I think I will start to ignore all the people that do not respect this very simple, unwritten and basic rule.

#languages #diaspora #friendica #fediverse #federation #people #respect #inclusion
Florida 
Openbook ausprobiert: Wie Facebook, nur anders #SozialesNetz #Android #App #Crowdfunding #Diaspora #Facebook #Fake-News #Google #Kickstarter #PhilZimmermann
Deutschland 
Openbook ausprobiert: Wie Facebook, nur anders #SozialesNetz #Android #App #Crowdfunding #Diaspora #Facebook #Fake-News #Google #Kickstarter #PhilZimmermann
 
and how exactly is that gonna work in the #diaspora #fediverse
 

diaspora\* version 0.7.8.0 released!


As scheduled, a new minor release is now released. Over the past six weeks, we have managed to collect 86 commits made by 8 contributors for this minor release.

A huge thanks to all the contributors from diaspora*'s amazing community! If you want to help make diaspora* even better, please check out our getting started guide. Please see the changelog for a complete list of changes made in this release.

Notable Changes


* If you enlarge a photo inside a post by clicking on it, you will now receive the full resolution version.
* If libjemalloc is installed on your server, diaspora*s memory consumption should be reduced by a fair bit, and stay more stable at a lower level. For Debian and Ubuntu, you can install the libjemalloc1 package, and while it might be called slightly different for other distributions, you can probably figure it out. :) If you don't use script/server to start diaspora, have a look at the pull request and adopt your solution to use libjemalloc by setting LD_PRELOAD accordingly.
* Podmins can now assign administration and moderation roles with a simple click from within diaspora*s admin panel.

Updating


Update instructions are available as usual in the wiki. For those of you who have been testing the release candidate, run git checkout master before the update to get back to the stable release branch.
Next minor freeze (0.7.9.0): 2018-12-30
Next release (0.7.9.0): 2019-01-06

diaspora\* Rapid Release: ICS feed, HTML version.
#diaspora #announcement #release #0780
 
For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

- Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.

- Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

- Pod - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). Also known as an “instance” or a “node”. For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

- The Federation - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all pods running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Fediverse - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all pods running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.

#diaspora #federation #friendica #hubzilla #gplusrefugees #pluspora
Denver 

It's not often that I recommend a fellow Diasporian but @Jack is doing some very creative work in #OpenSCAD that he publishes here. Even better he also publishes the code with his work so it can be easily reproduced and modified. Take a look at his channel or search for the hashtag OpenSCAD and enjoy.
#Diaspora #creative #recommend
 
Alright, folks. You may have seen this post (alternative link) by @Fla.

We had some team-internal discussions around this topic, and Fla's post was the result of one conversation, as we were unsure if people were interested, and if so, how many people. Fla agreed to write and share his post to have a somewhat neutral person do it, and it seems like some of you were interested.

So, let's start this little experiment then, shall we? Click here to go to Patreon, and be sure to read the full campaign description, as well as the post explaining the lack of true rewards. If you have any questions, concerns, or other forms of feedback, reach out. Also, just in case this isn't clear enough from the description on Patreon and by the fact I'm writing this with my personal account: This is my thing, and although I have general consensus by the active core team and some other folks like Fla, this is not the official diaspora* project team as a whole.

#diaspora
 

diaspora\* version 0.7.10.0 released!


As scheduled, a new minor release is now released. Over the past six weeks, we have managed to collect 6 commits made by 2 contributors for this minor release.

A huge thanks to all the contributors from diaspora*'s amazing community! If you want to help make diaspora* even better, please check out our getting started guide. Please see the changelog for a complete list of changes made in this release.

This is a maintenance release, containing minor bug fixes and improvements that are not worthy of being highlighted on their own.

Updating


For podmins, update instructions are available as usual in the wiki. For those of you who have been testing the release candidate, run git checkout master before the update to get back to the stable release branch.
Next minor freeze (0.7.11.0): 2019-03-24
Next release (0.7.11.0): 2019-03-31

diaspora\* Rapid Release: ICS feed, HTML version.
#diaspora #announcement #release #07100
 

diaspora\* version 0.7.10.0 released!


As scheduled, a new minor release is now released. Over the past six weeks, we have managed to collect 6 commits made by 2 contributors for this minor release.

A huge thanks to all the contributors from diaspora*'s amazing community! If you want to help make diaspora* even better, please check out our getting started guide. Please see the changelog for a complete list of changes made in this release.

This is a maintenance release, containing minor bug fixes and improvements that are not worthy of being highlighted on their own.

Updating


For podmins, update instructions are available as usual in the wiki. For those of you who have been testing the release candidate, run git checkout master before the update to get back to the stable release branch.
Next minor freeze (0.7.11.0): 2019-03-24
Next release (0.7.11.0): 2019-03-31

diaspora\* Rapid Release: ICS feed, HTML version.
#diaspora #announcement #release #07100
 

Ärger im Diasporaland ...


Siehe: https://framasphere.org/posts/6586768

Schon traurig mit anzusehen wie eine handvoll #Nazis ihren menschenverachtenden Hass bei #Diaspora als #Meinungsfreiheit verteilen wollen. Dazu vergiften sie möglichst viele Pods um sich dann in eine Opferrolle zu begeben sobald sie geblockt werden.

#Freiheit #Demokratie #Menschenrechte #hass #zensur #politik #doxing #internet
 
@Stopper Socke: Auf die Gefahr hin, dass Du bei #Diaspora mein Like auf #Friendica für deinen Kommentar nicht gesehen hast, hier noch mal die längere Fassung: TNX
 
♲ Christian Kalkhoff (softmetz@social.softmetz.de):
@Friendica Support Is it possible to import my #diaspora account export to friendica to add all contacts at once?
 

G+ style Multi-Column Streams in Pluspora, Mastodon, Hubzilla, and Tumblr!

I've put together CSS styles which provide multi-column Streams in various social media platforms. This has a huge effect on browsing speed. To use them, you:

Download Stylus plugin (Chrome, Firefox or Opera): https://add0n.com/stylus.html

Install desired Multi-Column style from here: https://userstyles.org/users/773238

Posted by Isaac Kuo on MeWe in Plusrefugees group.

#diaspora #mastodon #hubzilla #tumblr #pluspora
 
Bild/Foto

Federation


A collection of artists, writers, free thinkers, healers, social change leaders, and all sorts of courageous uncensored creators. Every time you reshare you curate and curation is also a creative act.
#diaspora #thinkers
 

European Copyright Reform: Article 13 puts alternative social networks at risk


If you live in the European Union, you have probably heard about the planned European Copyright Reform, and you are probably aware of its controversial Article 13.

The so-called Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market intends to introduce new regulations around copyright. Article 13 would add new liability rules for online content-sharing service providers. While previously, providers could act on content that infringed copyright upon receiving a notice, the proposed regulations would render providers accountable for content as soon as it has been uploaded.

Effectively, this would put providers into a position where they have to implement strict upload filters to prevent users from uploading content that may infringe on someone else's copyright. This is dangerous, and it puts free speech, the diversity of opinions, and the internet as a whole at risk.

Article 13 previously contained rules to exclude platforms younger than three years, generating revenue of less than €10 million or with fewer than 5 million active users. Last week, however, a new draft was published, and the proposal now only excludes platforms matching all three of those conditions.

This is shocking. If Article 13 became a reality, everyone who operates a platform for users to publish content for more than three years would be 100% liable for everything happening on that platform, including content the operators are not even aware of. This makes operating an alternative social network effectively impossible.

For more details about the planned copyright reform, and information on how you can help, please check out saveyourinternet.eu. This does not concern just diaspora\* or your other favorite alternative social network. This concerns everyone. This is about health of the internet. Please #SaveYourInternet and fight against the #CensorshipMachine.

For reference, you will find below an open letter from diappora\* core team member Dennis Schubert, sent to those members of the European Parliament who currently support Article 13.
Dear Member of the European Parliament

The proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has been the topic of discussions for many months now. In spite of many debates on this matter, not much progress has been made to address concerns of many respected experts, including many NGOs and even the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye[1]. According to my information, you are in the group of members of the European Parliament currently in favour of supporting this proposal, which is why I am reaching out to you to request you to reconsider the proposal, and especially consider the impact Article 13 will have on the Internet.

I am writing to you as a citizen of the European Union, but I am also reaching out to represent the many users and engineers behind alternative social networks. I am the project lead of diaspora*[2], an alternative, distributed social network based on free and open-source software. Together with similar projects such as Mastodon and Friendica, the world of alternative social media reaches over 2.5 million users on more than 4000 servers, including citizens who are part of your constituency.

Until now, the European Union has been seen as the epicentre of many efforts to build and maintain alternatives to large networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of these projects, their developers, and users are citizens of the European Union, and our projects enjoy great popularity among people as they are seen as privacy-friendly, local alternatives to the large systems built by American corporations. On many occasions in the past, European Union legislation has supported these projects and their principles, for instance with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation [4]to ensure high levels of data privacy for EU citizens.

Unfortunately, the planned copyright reform, and especially Article 13, will have an effect exactly opposite to supporting such projects and efforts.

The upload filters both explicitly described in and implied by the text on which you will be voting would force all online platforms to rely on technologies known to be error-prone, intrusive and legally questionable[5]. The proposal intends to hold providers of online platforms accountable for all content uploaded by users as soon as they have been published, contrary to the "notice and takedown" procedure currently in place, which allows providers to remove offending content upon receiving notice without the fear of legal repercussions.

For large platforms like Twitter and YouTube, this change would result in the implementation of stricter upload filters. Due to the technical natures of such systems and the strict liability regulations, those systems will be designed to block "too much", because blocking "too little" would put the provider at risk. Such over-cautious filters are a danger for users' freedom of speech, the diversity of opinions and creativity on the entire Internet, and would limit EU citizens' rights substantially.

Implementing Article 13 in its current form would be the end for smaller platforms and projects, as well as small and medium-sized businesses working on these or similar projects. Although in a previous revision of the proposal, platforms younger than three years, with revenue of less than €10 million, or with fewer than 5 million monthly active users would be excluded, a recent revision of the proposal now only excludes projects that meet all three of these conditions. For projects like diaspora*, which is significantly older than three years, this decision would result in all operators being responsible for every action their users do.

Non-profit projects like diaspora* are developed and maintained by people working voluntarily. Operators of servers running these software projects run those because they deem privacy important and want to provide an alternative to the large networks. They do not earn any money by doing this. The development, embedding and maintenance of infrastructure needed to filter copyright violations automatically requires a lot of resources, and implementing such solutions would thus simply be impossible.

If Article 13 became a reality, these projects and companies would not be able to comply with the new laws, so they could either cease to provide their services to European citizens and move their operations to a country outside the EU or stop their activities altogether. For Europe, especially as a community for strong privacy principles and independent, alternative solutions, this would be a huge step backwards and would make the established large networks, which quite regularly violate European principles, even more powerful.

With this, I am asking you to reject Article 13 of the Copyright Directive and to support all citizens who raise their voice for a free, open and diverse Internet.

Please do not use your vote to destroy the Internet.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis Schubert

[1]: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Opinion/Legislation/OL-OTH-41-2018.pdf
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(software)
[3]: https://the-federation.info/
[4]: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02016R0679-20160504
[5]: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571681753c44d835a440c8b5/t/58d058712994ca536bbfa47a/1490049138881/FilteringPaperWebsite.pdf

Standalone Open letter, English Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-en.html
Standalone Open letter, German Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-de.html
#diaspora #privacy #copyright #europe #article13
Home
 
  • Eines der ältesten dezentralen sozialen Netzwerksysteme, etwa so alt wie #Diaspora.
Krass, diaspora* und Friendica gelten inzwischen als alt in diesem Bereich ^^ Mir kommt es noch wie gestern vor dass die sich aus dem Boden erhoben.
 

#Föderation Statistik



Momentan kennt dieser Knoten 4261 Knoten mit insgesamt 2613673 registrierten Nutzern, die die folgenden Plattformen verwenden:

#Friendica (375/14436)
#diaspora (306/681736)
#red (8/97)
#hubzilla (266/7453)
#GNUSocial (137/18409)
#StatusNet (9/183)
#Mastodon (2707/1880123)
#Pleroma (448/10111)
#socialhome (3/904)
#ganggo (2/221)

(Anzahl der Server/Gesamtnutzeranzahl aller Server)

#Fediverse
 
Meh... Hashtag #Friendica falsch geschrieben, da (soweit ich weiß) nur #Friendica Korrekturen kann (#Diaspora theoretisch auch) ist damit nun die Reichweite dieses Tags schon mal für den Arsch. :-/
 
Damit alle, die #neuhier sind auch mal etwas in ihrem Stream zu sehen bekommen, ist hier mal eine Übersicht über "offizielle" Präsenzen von Institutionen, Bloggern usw. im #fediverse. Das soll jetzt mal keine Liste mit gespiegelten Newsfeeds sein, sondern wirklich aktive Konten.

Die Liste ist hoffentlich nicht vollständig und kann gerne in den Kommentaren erweitert werden. Alle, die hier in der Liste auftauchen, sind auch mehr oder weniger aktiv. Ich werde diese Liste auch regelmäßig aktualisieren.

Es wäre natürlich toll, wenn möglichst viele diesen Konten folgen, damit die verantwortlichen Redakteure usw. sehen, das es Sinn macht, auch hier ein Konto zu haben und nicht nur eine Handvoll Nerds damit bespielt werden.

Zum Folgen dieser Accounts einfach dem Link folgen und auf Verbinden klicken, oder den Link kopiert, bei euch unter Kontakte geht, im Feld Neue Kontakte hinzufügen den Link einfügt und auf Verbinden klickt.

Nachrichten, (Netz)Politik usw.






Kultur und Unterhaltung






Kommerzielles usw.






Die hier sind leider ziemlich inaktiv:




Politisches, Stiftungen, Parteien






Bei denen hier passiert leider nicht mehr so viel:




Federation






AStAs






Diverses






Critical Mass






Hier passiert leider nicht mehr so viel:




Spanisches und Französisches






Mastodon Accounts


Den Accounts auf Mastodon können die Nutzer auf Diaspora leider nicht folgen, das geht nur von Friendica aus.




Hier passiert leider nicht mehr so viel:




GNU Social






Draft


Die folgenden habe ich noch nicht alle durchgeschaut, sehen aber alle interessant aus.





Die hier habe ich auch noch nicht angeschaut
linux distro

  • thechakraproject@joindiaspora.com



News/Publishing - FS/Linux

  • Linuxblaetter@joindiaspora.com
  • linuxfr_officieux@framasphere.org
  • linuxuprising@libranet.de
  • facil@framasphere.org
  • rationalreview@joindiaspora.com



Inoffizielle Accounts


Bei den "inoffiziellen" Accounts handelt es sich meist um gespiegelte Feeds, d.h. interaktion findet da nicht statt, aber sie sind ganz interessant, damit der eigene Stream anfangs nicht so leer ist. Zu finden sind diese infoffiziellen Accounts im Friendica Directory:




Foren


Bei Friendica gibt es auch Foren, vergleichbar mit den Gruppen bei #Facebook. Den Foren können auch Diaspora-Nutzer beitreten und folgen.




Thanks to


@lostinlight, @Guido Arnold, @Markus, @resu, @Perig Gouanvic, @Hochschulpiraten Dresden

Wenn Ihr noch weitere solcher Accounts kennt. könnt Ihr den Beitrag gerne kommentieren.

Viel Spaß im Fediverse

#newhere #neuhier #diaspora #friendica #mastodon #gnusocial #fediverse #gplusrefugee #googleplusrefugee #gplus #fbrefugee


!G Plus Minus
 
Damit alle, die #neuhier sind auch mal etwas in ihrem Stream zu sehen bekommen, ist hier mal eine Übersicht über "offizielle" Präsenzen von Institutionen, Bloggern usw. im #fediverse. Das soll jetzt mal keine Liste mit gespiegelten Newsfeeds sein, sondern wirklich aktive Konten.

Die Liste ist hoffentlich nicht vollständig und kann gerne in den Kommentaren erweitert werden. Alle, die hier in der Liste auftauchen, sind auch mehr oder weniger aktiv. Ich werde diese Liste auch regelmäßig aktualisieren.

Es wäre natürlich toll, wenn möglichst viele diesen Konten folgen, damit die verantwortlichen Redakteure usw. sehen, das es Sinn macht, auch hier ein Konto zu haben und nicht nur eine Handvoll Nerds damit bespielt werden.

Zum Folgen dieser Accounts einfach dem Link folgen und auf Verbinden klicken, oder den Link kopiert, bei euch unter Kontakte geht, im Feld Neue Kontakte hinzufügen den Link einfügt und auf Verbinden klickt.

Nachrichten, (Netz)Politik usw.






Kultur und Unterhaltung






Kommerzielles usw.






Die hier sind leider ziemlich inaktiv:




Politisches, Stiftungen, Parteien






Bei denen hier passiert leider nicht mehr so viel:




Federation






AStAs






Diverses






Critical Mass






Hier passiert leider nicht mehr so viel:




Spanisches und Französisches






Mastodon Accounts


Den Accounts auf Mastodon können die Nutzer auf Diaspora leider nicht folgen, das geht nur von Friendica aus.




Hier passiert leider nicht mehr so viel:




GNU Social






Draft


Die folgenden habe ich noch nicht alle durchgeschaut, sehen aber alle interessant aus.





Die hier habe ich auch noch nicht angeschaut
linux distro

  • thechakraproject@joindiaspora.com



News/Publishing - FS/Linux

  • Linuxblaetter@joindiaspora.com
  • linuxfr_officieux@framasphere.org
  • linuxuprising@libranet.de
  • facil@framasphere.org
  • rationalreview@joindiaspora.com



Inoffizielle Accounts


Bei den "inoffiziellen" Accounts handelt es sich meist um gespiegelte Feeds, d.h. interaktion findet da nicht statt, aber sie sind ganz interessant, damit der eigene Stream anfangs nicht so leer ist. Zu finden sind diese infoffiziellen Accounts im Friendica Directory:




Foren


Bei Friendica gibt es auch Foren, vergleichbar mit den Gruppen bei #Facebook. Den Foren können auch Diaspora-Nutzer beitreten und folgen.




Thanks to


@lostinlight, @Guido Arnold, @Markus, @resu, @Perig Gouanvic, @Hochschulpiraten Dresden

Wenn Ihr noch weitere solcher Accounts kennt. könnt Ihr den Beitrag gerne kommentieren.

Viel Spaß im Fediverse

#newhere #neuhier #diaspora #friendica #mastodon #gnusocial #fediverse #gplusrefugee #googleplusrefugee #gplus #fbrefugee
 
Wer hat Lust mal #Friendica zu testen?

Was ist Friendica?
- Eines der ältesten dezentralen sozialen Netzwerksysteme, etwa so alt wie #Diaspora.
- Kann kommunizieren mit #Mastodon, #Diaspora und anderen kompatiblen Netzwerken.
- Teil des #Fediverse.

Meldet euch auf meinem Server an und probiert es aus.
https://friendica.utzer.de/admin/
 
#Urheberrechtsreform: Artikel 13 bedeutet das Ende alternativer sozialer Medien

#saveyourinternet #Piraten #Politik #europeanunion #Artikel13 #Diaspora #Mastodon #Friendica #Fediverse #Freiheit #UploadFilter
 

European Copyright Reform: Article 13 puts alternative social networks at risk


If you live in the European Union, you have probably heard about the planned European Copyright Reform, and you are probably aware of its controversial Article 13.

The so-called Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market intends to introduce new regulations around copyright. Article 13 would add new liability rules for online content-sharing service providers. While previously, providers could act on content that infringed copyright upon receiving a notice, the proposed regulations would render providers accountable for content as soon as it has been uploaded.

Effectively, this would put providers into a position where they have to implement strict upload filters to prevent users from uploading content that may infringe on someone else's copyright. This is dangerous, and it puts free speech, the diversity of opinions, and the internet as a whole at risk.

Article 13 previously contained rules to exclude platforms younger than three years, generating revenue of less than €10 million or with fewer than 5 million active users. Last week, however, a new draft was published, and the proposal now only excludes platforms matching all three of those conditions.

This is shocking. If Article 13 became a reality, everyone who operates a platform for users to publish content for more than three years would be 100% liable for everything happening on that platform, including content the operators are not even aware of. This makes operating an alternative social network effectively impossible.

For more details about the planned copyright reform, and information on how you can help, please check out saveyourinternet.eu. This does not concern just diaspora* or your other favorite alternative social network. This concerns everyone. This is about health of the internet. Please #SaveYourInternet and fight against the #CensorshipMachine.

For reference, you will find below an open letter from diappora* core team member Dennis Schubert, sent to those members of the European Parliament who currently support Article 13.
Dear Member of the European Parliament

The proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has been the topic of discussions for many months now. In spite of many debates on this matter, not much progress has been made to address concerns of many respected experts, including many NGOs and even the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye[1]. According to my information, you are in the group of members of the European Parliament currently in favour of supporting this proposal, which is why I am reaching out to you to request you to reconsider the proposal, and especially consider the impact Article 13 will have on the Internet.

I am writing to you as a citizen of the European Union, but I am also reaching out to represent the many users and engineers behind alternative social networks. I am the project lead of diaspora*[2], an alternative, distributed social network based on free and open-source software. Together with similar projects such as Mastodon and Friendica, the world of alternative social media reaches over 2.5 million users on more than 4000 servers, including citizens who are part of your constituency.

Until now, the European Union has been seen as the epicentre of many efforts to build and maintain alternatives to large networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of these projects, their developers, and users are citizens of the European Union, and our projects enjoy great popularity among people as they are seen as privacy-friendly, local alternatives to the large systems built by American corporations. On many occasions in the past, European Union legislation has supported these projects and their principles, for instance with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation [4]to ensure high levels of data privacy for EU citizens.

Unfortunately, the planned copyright reform, and especially Article 13, will have an effect exactly opposite to supporting such projects and efforts.

The upload filters both explicitly described in and implied by the text on which you will be voting would force all online platforms to rely on technologies known to be error-prone, intrusive and legally questionable[5]. The proposal intends to hold providers of online platforms accountable for all content uploaded by users as soon as they have been published, contrary to the "notice and takedown" procedure currently in place, which allows providers to remove offending content upon receiving notice without the fear of legal repercussions.

For large platforms like Twitter and YouTube, this change would result in the implementation of stricter upload filters. Due to the technical natures of such systems and the strict liability regulations, those systems will be designed to block "too much", because blocking "too little" would put the provider at risk. Such over-cautious filters are a danger for users' freedom of speech, the diversity of opinions and creativity on the entire Internet, and would limit EU citizens' rights substantially.

Implementing Article 13 in its current form would be the end for smaller platforms and projects, as well as small and medium-sized businesses working on these or similar projects. Although in a previous revision of the proposal, platforms younger than three years, with revenue of less than €10 million, or with fewer than 5 million monthly active users would be excluded, a recent revision of the proposal now only excludes projects that meet all three of these conditions. For projects like diaspora*, which is significantly older than three years, this decision would result in all operators being responsible for every action their users do.

Non-profit projects like diaspora* are developed and maintained by people working voluntarily. Operators of servers running these software projects run those because they deem privacy important and want to provide an alternative to the large networks. They do not earn any money by doing this. The development, embedding and maintenance of infrastructure needed to filter copyright violations automatically requires a lot of resources, and implementing such solutions would thus simply be impossible.

If Article 13 became a reality, these projects and companies would not be able to comply with the new laws, so they could either cease to provide their services to European citizens and move their operations to a country outside the EU or stop their activities altogether. For Europe, especially as a community for strong privacy principles and independent, alternative solutions, this would be a huge step backwards and would make the established large networks, which quite regularly violate European principles, even more powerful.

With this, I am asking you to reject Article 13 of the Copyright Directive and to support all citizens who raise their voice for a free, open and diverse Internet.

Please do not use your vote to destroy the Internet.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis Schubert

[1]: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Opinion/Legislation/OL-OTH-41-2018.pdf
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(software)
[3]: https://the-federation.info/
[4]: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02016R0679-20160504
[5]: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571681753c44d835a440c8b5/t/58d058712994ca536bbfa47a/1490049138881/FilteringPaperWebsite.pdf

Standalone Open letter, English Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-en.html
Standalone Open letter, German Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-de.html
#diaspora #privacy #copyright #europe #article13
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Are you willing to contribute some money to help diaspora\*s development?





Hey awesome diaspora* community! Today I'm asking you a very special question. At the moment, the development speed of the diaspora* project is quite slow. It looks like this is not only because not many people are interested in contributing to diaspora*, but also because the volunteers who compose the core team don't have enough time to do the review work needed, adding more delays to everything.

The core team is doing all lot of background work. They maintain all the official services: the website, the HQ pod, our Discourse and the wiki. They do the sysadmin job of installing and keeping those services up to date, but they also are the moderators who fight spam. They answer many questions and help developers, podmins, and users. They do the release management and push out new versions of diaspora*. But most important of all, they are the ones doing the final reviews, the very important task of checking the code submitted by other contributors, helping them improve the code, and then integrate it inside diaspora* for everyone.

This is a lot of work, and even if it is less visible than new features, this work is critical because if it is not done, the project is stuck.

We unfortunately reached a point where the limited time of the core team as volunteers slows down the diaspora* development. Two very important features, the accounts migration and the API, are waiting for a review for several weeks while the core team currently is busy with all the tasks listed above, as well as other tasks like the creation of a new official website. To go forward, the diaspora* project needs someone from the core team to be dedicating more time to these diaspora* background jobs at least a couple of hours per month more.

So, to the important question...

If a diaspora* core team member would set up a Patreon or something similar that allows them to fund more time to do the maintenance and review work, would you contribute to that fund?

A big warning here: This is not about paying someone to be able to decide what they will be working on. There is BountySource if you want to support the development of specific features with money. This is about allowing someone to have some dedicated time to work on the maintenance tasks of the diaspora* project, mainly reviews. This core developer will be the one who will choose how they will spend their time, most of the time. But as the core team members are the ones who are the most aware of what's going on with the project, I think we can trust them to do the best choices to improve diaspora* development speed.

So, would you give a few bucks monthly? I would totally do!

#diaspora #diaspora-dev #contribute #donate
 

Diaspora CSS tweaks: Notifications pane height


I've just thrown the following into my Diaspora stylesheet using the Stylus CSS manager extention (Firefox / Chrome / Safari, etc.):
.navbar.navbar-fixed-top .nav-badges .dropdown-menu .notifications { 
    max-height: calc(85vh - 4em); 
    min-height: 8em; 
}

I'd found the previous 350px max height far too short, especially for all the love I've been getting. This will dynamically extend the panel to within 4em of the visible viewpane floor.

It might make a nice feature enhancement for Diaspora core.

#diaspora #css #tips #webDev #googleplus
 
♲ Alex Schroeder: Diary ():
Using Social Media
Here’s how I use social media in order for it to work out. My premise is that it is impossible to bring your friends and family along to a new platform. You need to find new friends. The only way to do it is to find people you share an interest with, and letting them know that you share their interest. The second step is important!

Make sure you have a profile that tells people what to expect.- Pick a display name.
- Write a short bio using hashtags.
- Upload a profile picture (”Avatar”).

Hashtags are important so that similar minded people can find each other.

Write an introduction. Write a post and use the hashtag #introduction on Mastodon or #newhere on Diaspora. Say who you are and what you’re interested in, and use more hashtags.

Post this introduction and pin it to your profile, if you can. Your introduction will now be the first thing people see when they visit your profile. After a while you are of course free to pin a different post to your profile. I recommend you start with your introduction, however.

Write another handful of posts. When people visit your profile, they need to see that you are interested in the things they are interested in. Your introduction is a start, but it is not enough.

Don’t just share some stuff other people have written. If the things you shared are interesting, visitors will follow the authors of the posts you shared instead of you. You need to write your own posts!

Start interacting. You can mark something as a favourite (heart, star); you can find posts you like using searches for hashtags, or by looking through timelines, and reply to these posts; and if you really like something, you can share it (reshare, boost).- Marking something as a favourite does not start a conversation. People will smile and nod and read something else.
- A reply is best in life. This is how you get a conversation started.
- A reshare or boost is nice for artists and creators, but know that people will follow you if they can get a sense of the real you, and that requires posting your own toots.
- Follow people.

How do you find more interesting people to follow? Look to see who your favourite folks are following. You can find them via the profiles of the people you are following.

Keep following people: You need to keep finding more people to follow in an interest based network since people will be dropping out all the time. Your relatives and friends from school don’t disappear as quickly on Facebook, nor do journalists and news outlets disappear on Twitter, but in the more interesting and interest-based communities, that’s simply how it is. You need to replenish the pool and keep finding and following more people. They’re everywhere.

For more information, check out How to Mastodon.

Tags: Mastodon Diaspora Social Media- - - - - -

https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2019-02-05_Using_Social_Media
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#howto #socialmedia #diaspora #mastodon #Friendica
 

Are you willing to contribute some money to help diaspora\*s development?





Hey awesome diaspora* community! Today I'm asking you a very special question. At the moment, the development speed of the diaspora* project is quite slow. It looks like this is not only because not many people are interested in contributing to diaspora*, but also because the volunteers who compose the core team don't have enough time to do the review work needed, adding more delays to everything.

The core team is doing all lot of background work. They maintain all the official services: the website, the HQ pod, our Discourse and the wiki. They do the sysadmin job of installing and keeping those services up to date, but they also are the moderators who fight spam. They answer many questions and help developers, podmins, and users. They do the release management and push out new versions of diaspora*. But most important of all, they are the ones doing the final reviews, the very important task of checking the code submitted by other contributors, helping them improve the code, and then integrate it inside diaspora* for everyone.

This is a lot of work, and even if it is less visible than new features, this work is critical because if it is not done, the project is stuck.

We unfortunately reached a point where the limited time of the core team as volunteers slows down the diaspora* development. Two very important features, the accounts migration and the API, are waiting for a review for several weeks while the core team currently is busy with all the tasks listed above, as well as other tasks like the creation of a new official website. To go forward, the diaspora* project needs someone from the core team to be dedicating more time to these diaspora* background jobs at least a couple of hours per month more.

So, to the important question...

If a diaspora* core team member would set up a Patreon or something similar that allows them to fund more time to do the maintenance and review work, would you contribute to that fund?

A big warning here: This is not about paying someone to be able to decide what they will be working on. There is BountySource if you want to support the development of specific features with money. This is about allowing someone to have some dedicated time to work on the maintenance tasks of the diaspora* project, mainly reviews. This core developer will be the one who will choose how they will spend their time, most of the time. But as the core team members are the ones who are the most aware of what's going on with the project, I think we can trust them to do the best choices to improve diaspora* development speed.

So, would you give a few bucks monthly? I would totally do!

#diaspora #diaspora-dev #contribute #donate
 
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Let’s keep improving Diaspora and help in any way we can.

If you can donate just a small sum it all helps as the place is held together by unpaid volunteers.
Donate Information here

If you have programming skills or feel that you can help in any way Take a look at this

As with all of my animations you can download and use it as you wish

#diaspora #fediverse #donate #help #3d #gif #cogs
 
Bild/Foto
Let’s keep improving Diaspora and help in any way we can.

If you can donate just a small sum it all helps as the place is held together by unpaid volunteers.
Donate Information here

If you have programming skills or feel that you can help in any way Take a look at this

As with all of my animations you can download and use it as you wish

#diaspora #fediverse #donate #help #3d #gif #cogs
 

Your name in diaspora\*


It occurred to me that most of the people who have come to diaspora\* from G+ are using their real names.

Some of you might not know that you don't have to use your real name in diaspora*. You can call yourself anything you want to. Indeed, you can be whoever you want in diaspora*. There's no need to reveal anything about yourself that you don't want to.

If you want to be a witty gecko or a highly intelligent aspidistra, you can!

Of course, if you want to 'be' yourself, and use your real name, that's fine too. But you're not restricted in that way.

Have fun!

#diaspora #gplus #gplusrefugee
Polizeipräsidium, Jürgensplatz 5, 40219 Düsseldorf, Deutschland 
In this post we found that a spam comment was not deleted on the #Diaspora end. Shouldn't deletions be federated to Diaspora and other #Friendica accounts?

@[F*] Frank Dapor #podmin @Friendica Support
 
Basically the same also applies for Friendica and Mastodon:

Your name in diaspora\*


It occurred to me that most of the people who have come to diaspora\* from G+ are using their real names.

Some of you might not know that you don't have to use your real name in diaspora*. You can call yourself anything you want to. Indeed, you can be whoever you want in diaspora*. There's no need to reveal anything about yourself that you don't want to.

If you want to be a witty gecko or a highly intelligent aspidistra, you can!

Of course, if you want to 'be' yourself, and use your real name, that's fine too. But you're not restricted in that way.

Have fun!

#diaspora #gplus #gplusrefugee
Rostock 

Followerpower


This article is based on the usage of three different systems with German interfaces, therefore I may not use the exact terms on the system or interface you are using. Screenshots are from a German interface as well. I trust you will understand the article anyway.

Resharing a post can serve two different purposes. Sometimes we just want to distribute a post, a beautiful picture maybe. That works well with all systems.

Occasionally someone has a very specific question and is looking for an answer. We are a large community with various kinds of experts. Maybe none of your followers can answer your question, because we tend to get stuck with rather basic questions outside of our fields of expertise. A programmer may have a biology question, a photographer might ask for ideas about places to see in another city. Then we reshare the post and usually there will be competent replies promptly.

It generally works across the different systems, but it's (still) somewhat quirky.

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Diaspora users have a display under a post that shows who reshared the post. It is visible on all posts. If a user's own post is reshared, there is a notification. This display doesn't work correctly when Friendica- or Hubzilla users are involved. There are, in fact, more reshares. I didn't investigate why notifications are missing during my little test it seemed random.

Friendica or Hubzilla users have no display and do not get an automatic notification.

A Friendica or Hubzilla user can mention herself in a post with a question. Then she'll get notifications about mentions and will be able to find at least some reshares. Which ones depends on who shares (a contact or not) and settings. Hubzilla auto-completes mentioning yourself, friendica doesn't so you add @username@nodename manually.

Friendica and Diaspora user should always answer questions on the original post, not a reshared copy, because otherwise the answer might remain unnoticed. Hubzilla users cannot do that.

Links to the original post of a reshare are somewhat hidden in the time/date section of the original post. There are two links, one to the profile of the user and the less obvious link to the post itself.

On Diaspora:

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On Friendica:

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This post describes how things work in January 2019 and involved a fair amount of followerpower.

You'll find more notes about this topic here:

https://hubzilla.a-zwenkau.de/channel/anna?f=&cat=Decentralized

#Hubzilla #Friendica #Diaspora #help #question #reshare
 
Merkwürdiger Artikel. Fordert Sozialismus für große Konzerne, statt diese einfach mal alleine zu lassen.

Damit NGOs, Mediengestalter und andere zum Fediverse kommen, müssen sie das Konstrukt einfach verstehen. Dazu muss es verständliche Vorträge, Tutorials, Artikel, Videos und so weiter geben. Zeigt den Menschen, wo es besser ist und wie sie es einfach basser machen können. Der Kampf gegen die Großen ist ein langer und zerfressender Kampf, bei dem keiner gewinnen wird und die Zeir weiterhin einfach vergeht.

Warum sollte jemand die egozentrischen Giganten zwingen etwas zu tun, wogegen sie seit Jahren arbeiten? Das macht aus deren Sicht keinen Sinn. Und ehrlich gesagt: Warum auf die warten, die sowieso kein Interesse haben?

Wir haben im Fediversum so viele Alternativen. Sofern man eine Statistik aufstellen kann (bei dezentralen unterschiedlichen Netzwerken ist das schwierig) dürften in den Netzwerken von #Friendica #Hubzilla #Diaspora #Mastodon #Pleroma #GNUSocial #Misskey #SocialHome #GangGo um 3 - 4 Mio Accounts existieren. Dazu kommen natürlich noch #Pixelfed #Peertube #Funkwhale usw.

Meines Erachtens ist is überhaupt nicht wichtig die Konzerne auf Standards zu zwingen. Wir haben doch längst alle Standards die wir brauchen. Wir sollten aufhören uns zu echauffieren gegen irgendwas. Wir sollten uns mehr engagieren FÜR irgendwas. Und dieses FÜR haben wir hier.

Definieren wir einfach mal technische Möglichkeiten, wie Organisationen Inhalte verbreiten können. Und fangen wir mit

  • RSS an.
  • Dann JSON,
  • dann ActivityPub für interaktives Netzwerken ,
  • dann XMPP (das die Basis für Facebook, Whatsapp, GoogleTalk, GMX usw war).



Alleine mit diesen 4 "einfachen" Technologien brauchen wir lange kein Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram oder ähnliches mehr. Und das Meiste davon ist schon seit sehr langer Zeit da. Aber die guten Erklärbären fehlen noch, die das in Videotutorials, in Artikeln und bei Entscheidern erklären.
 
I just blocked @prep@diasp.org on my servers, it's rassist and deletes answers that criticize the posts, maybe some of the other #Diaspora or #Friendica admins want to block this account too.


!Friendica Admins
 
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