[GMG-Devel] ActivityPub makes it to W3C Recommendation

Dave Crossland dave at lab6.com
Wed Jan 24 09:09:15 EST 2018


Thanks for the update -- congrats!!

On Jan 23, 2018 10:13 PM, "Christopher Lemmer Webber" <
cwebber at dustycloud.org> wrote:

> Good news!
>
>   https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/6785
>
> In many ways, this is a major output of MediaGoblin, even though
> (ironically!) MediaGoblin doesn't support ActivityPub yet (though we
> have support for its predecessor in a branch, the Pump API).  I have
> high hopes that ActivityPub can bring some unity to the federated social
> web... indeed it already is in some places... here is PeerTube and
> Mastodon federating:
>
>   https://peertube.cpy.re/videos/watch/da2b08d4-a242-
> 4170-b32a-4ec8cbdca701
>
> More on this on a guest post at FSF blog:
>
>   https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/victory-for-libre-
> networks-activitypub-is-now-a-w3c-recommended-standard
>
> I also speak there, and I'm sure plenty have noticed, about the great
> irony that standardizing ActivityPub has lead to stagnation in efforts
> on MediaGoblin's own federation code.  I have more to say about this
> soon... but for tonight, I think some celebration is in order.  A lot of
> people have put a lot of effort into this, and I think it wouldn't have
> happened if it weren't for MediaGoblin in that the co-editors of the
> spec (Jessica Tallon and I) were driven to work on it because of
> MediaGoblin's needs.  But it was more than just Jessica and
> I... ActivityPub was a monumentally community effort.  Thanks to
> everyone who has participated.
>
>  - Chris
>
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