Like #Gravatar, it's a way for users to change their profile pic/ avatar images in one place and have it propogate across other servies they use. But unlike Gravatar, it's decentralized and not controlled by Automattic. It is fully #FreeCode and compatible with #OpenID though.
If it will be federated with #ActivityPub, I'll be sure to add it to the list here:
@strypey I’m not actually _building_ it as in code so much as running a #discourse server and _building_ a place to have small group discussions. I don’t think discourse has any sort of federation, but thank you for the offer! (If you know of any federating message board software, id love to know about it!)
@cb see that list. There's quite a few projects in that space but I haven't tested and compared them much yet.
@strypey aha right on! Should have thought of that. My excuse is it’s 5am where I am and the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. I’ll check it out!
@cb FYI here's a thread discussing the state of some fediverse groups software:
@lnxw48a1 @clacke agreed. I think a lot of dev energy has been soaked up this year transitioning OS apps to AP (GS and pump.io still aren't quite there), and building new AP apps from scratch. I'm hopeful that 2020 will be the year of standardizing things like groups and events between platforms, and hopefully documenting the best practice as formal AP extensions, like XEPs in the #XMPP community.
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