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Joined 6M ago
Cake day: Apr 11, 2020


Testing Federation

Federation is finally ready in Lemmy, pending possible bugs or other issues. So for now we suggest to enable federation only on test servers, or try it on our own test servers ( enterprise, ds9, voyager ). If everything goes well, after a few weeks we will enable federation on dev.lemmy.ml, at first with a limited number of trusted instances. We will also likely change the domain to https://lemmy.ml . Keep in mind that changing domains after turning on federation will break things.




Congratulations for how far you have come. I remember many months back seeing dev.lemmy fit into a very unique venn intersection: federated, open source, and anarchist. To infinity and beyond, @dessalines@dev.lemmy.ml and team.

“So long as federation means stasis while centralization means movement, federated protocols are going to have trouble existing in a software climate that demands movement as it does today.”

Sounds to me more an organizational issue than a technology one. “The idea of federation is great, but not many people will sync with it, so federation is not a good idea” indicates where the primary focus for Moxie is – practical adoption, not robustness of decentralized protocol.

The whole idea of credit score is based on limited access to information from an individual, but then goes on to affect an increasingly significant part of someone’s life in unlimited ways. It also assumes invisibility of your activities is a problem that should be punished with less credit score, in effect coercing you to make yourself visible. Some societies use dynamic and contextual reputation to rate how trustworthy someone is and if they should enter into a contract with them. But this model does not scale for socially un-invested but economically interested setups (capitalism in many of its shades). That is why this coercion is needed – deanonymize people to reduce your risk. Hidden in plain sight.

I love that speed. I knew Inferno was fast but this is quite something.

Strip out comments and you have 10 lines of code from a book-length file.