Great news for the fediverse and libre and free open source developers 🎉 : Pierre-Louis Bonicoli and Loïc Dachary got an grant from DAPSI (Data Portability and Services Incubator) part of NGI (European Commission’s Next Generation Internet) to work on federated software forges (understand #ActivityPub).
> Forge federation: the beginning of a 9 months journey
@arthurlutz No, all NGI (program title) are seperately managed R&D grant programs. But of course we are very happy to see federation of software forges also being supported through NGI DAPSI! In case you don't know ForgeFed, this is a project also aiming to federate software/version control systems to break through the current situation where FLOSS-work is usually limited to one platform/silo -> https://nlnet.nl/project/ForgeFed/
@NGIZero @forgefed Yes I know and follow forgefed, and have tried to build bridges between the two initiatives which share common goals. https://forum.fedeproxy.eu/search?q=forgefed is mentionned in numerous messages on the fedeproxy forum, and the other way around https://talk.feneas.org/t/milestones-goals-and-funding/241/2
@arthurlutz Very cool news in deed and happy to see first step starts with user research! :)
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