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What is the federated alternative to Linkedin?

@krock I don’t know but would also love to know the answer to this question!

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If anybody wants to start developing it, it should not be on github which is also owned by Microsoft.

@krock @thedeltaflyer This is such just false and harmful. Just because GitHub is owned by Microsoft doesn't make it bad. GitHub doesn't use unnecessary cookies, they don't sell your data, etc. GitLab (and for the most part other code platforms of the same like) are funded primarily by ads or sale of users' data.

@ThreeBadgersInATrenchcoat @thedeltaflyer I think github is great but probably not the best place to develop a product competing with MS.

@ThreeBadgersInATrenchcoat This is worthy of an entirely different thread to discuss why MS would pay $7B for Github and what their plans might be to later make it profitable.

@krock Due to GitHub's pattern of behavior, their privacy policy, the fact that the leading privacy and security researchers and advocates all support it, etc. versus GitLab who openly admit to getting their money from user data, I'll take my chances.

@joshbdoc @krock @flockingbird wow this is pretty interesting! Thanks for the recommendation; just followed them and reading their blog now. :) left LinkedIn last year but would still like to have some kind of professional network without everything being catalogued by search engines and big corps - looks like Flockingbird might be the answer!

@thedeltaflyer @joshbdoc @flockingbird I will commit to setting up a server when this is ready. I am more of a back-end developer, and will help if I can. I would love to completely divorce MSFT. Speaking of CRM, Salesforce is pretty much owned by Google now.

@krock @thedeltaflyer @joshbdoc thanks! We're still working on proof of concepts and demo stuff. But the source is open, ideas are welcome, and critique too. Feel free to dive in and see if it makes any sense. Feel free to ask anything. (documtation is naturally lacking severely in this stage.)

@flockingbird @krock @thedeltaflyer @joshbdoc

BTW, did you publish a post on how this will be gonverned?
Like a foundation or council that handles development & contributions?
(speaking as a fan of the concept)

@nurinoas @krock @thedeltaflyer @joshbdoc

No we haven't. It's a hurdle we'll take if ever we arrive there.

'till then, its just another Open Source (MIT) project with a "benevolent dictator" (the sole dev, me) at the rudder. And two "anons" helping with the model, interviews, giving feedback and so on.

@flockingbird @krock @joshbdoc How can I help with the project? I see it’s in Ruby which I don’t know unfortunately, but at work I’m the informal “I wanted to see if X tool could do Y so I messed around with the menus and options until I figured it out; check out my instruction manual in the uploads :)” kind of person. Any use for a person like that on this project or any other ways to assist?

@thedeltaflyer @krock @joshbdoc

Next week I'll spend some time in getting the TODO's and tasks online and categorised.

I certainly think there's thing to do for anyone. From writing up and categorising ideas, tasks and todo's, via investigating existing tools, templates for "resumes", to actually writing code.

Code is in Ruby, but we don't use an MVC framework like Rails. Instead we chose "event sourced" so that any tool/db/program that can "do stuff on commands" can be bolted on.

@krock There isn't one to my knowledge. If there is then it would not be likely to be as useful as liked in as it would not be popular enough to have many of the same benefits.

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