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Today, the Bonfire team is excited to announce our beta release 🔥🎉

We’re aware that Bonfire still needs a lot of work - like ensuring it federates as expected and improving configurability, accessibility and user experience - but that’s the point: we decided to launch at this stage with the intention of building the 1.0 release as a community.

🗞️ Blog post:

🌈 Signup on the playground instance:

Bonjour les ! I'm doing a first pass on localising @bonfire in French, and wonder if there's a usual way to talk about the fediverse? For example to say "people across the fediverse" I'm using "dans toute la fediverse" until someone suggests a better option.

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New blog post on the upcoming #bonfire beta release:

"In a few days' time we'd like to invite you to experiment with a 'playground' instance of Bonfire, the federated social networking toolkit for communities. Lots of what you'll see in the Bonfire beta will be recognisable from other social and/or federated apps. There is some functionality that may be a little different with Bonfire as well."

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Check out our new blogpost
and stay tuned for more updates 😃

"We're now days away from the beta release of Bonfire, a federated app toolkit. When beta users get their hands on it, however, they might be confused: wait, this looks like just another microblogging app! haven't we already got enough of those?"

In view of the @bonfire beta release, I'm doing some research on codes of conducts (suggestions welcome!), starting with a paper that opens with:

"Despite claims to being counterculture and a better
alternative, grassroots activist design groups and free culture movements may replicate the marginalizing behaviours of dominant society, also in their governance and designs of their interaction platforms. We developed a code-of-conduct, or Community Guidelines, for our online commons- oriented group to nurture a sense of a caring and mutually responsible community. The guidelines aim to bring into online interaction the living person-to-person dialogic relationality we exhibit in collaborative work offline. Our social learning process could have implications for designing healthier online community protocols and platforms and be able to better tackle the challenges of intersectionality."

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Sign the NZ Right to repair petition from Repair Cafe NZ (hosted on Greenpeace petition platform). Endorsed by Consumer NZ

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Cool to see this fully #FOSS fork of the German Covid tracing app: Wonder if anyone's looked at similar for the NZ app (which is also FOSS, but, I believe, with proprietary dependencies)...

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Awesome. Just spoke with @bernini and @mayel about #Zappa, "a custom @bonfire extension to empower communities with a dedicated tool to deal with the coronavirus "infodemic" and online misinformation in general."

I'm being tasked with creating user stories based on interviews and workshops.

If this sounds like something you (or someone you know) might be interested in contributing to, let us know!

Boosts appreciated for reach 🚀

Living in an opposite timezone from the rest of your team makes real time collaboration more challenging but does wonders for git merge conflict stress!

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📣 We're happy to share w/ the fediverse our new website:

We tried hard to communicate the vision and the motivations that nurture bonfire ecosystem. We also included new technical guides to setup and configure a new instance, to play with it or contribute to the development.
Any feedback is welcome :)

#bonfire #showcase #fediverse


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"Working towards a future where communities can assemble their own social networks like lego blocks, to cultivate safe and private spaces while being interconnected with the rest of the "fediverse" and the internet at wide on their own terms."
-- we've just updated our new bonfire homepage :)

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New blog post: "Let a thousand bonfires bloom

Dopamine and attention manipulation are not inherent properties of a social network. They can be replaced by healthier behaviours and other ways of connecting humans and exploring collective intelligence..."

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We've just published a new blog post "Why are we building yet another (federated) todo list app?"
#valueflows #nlnet #project-coordination #forgefed

With the acquisition and inevitable decline of Stackoverflow, maybe it's time for Q&A to move to open source federated networks...

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Happy to unveil the Bonfire iconography, along with an updated website:

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Bonfire is a new project that aims to combine an open source hardware device with FOSS federated social networks to allow you to physically control your own data, and to operate offline too if you want. You can follow at:

➡️ @bonfire

The official website is at

(Bonfire was previously known as CommonsPub.)

#Bonfire #CommonsPub #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #Hardware #OpenSourceHardware #OSH #OffTheGrid #Privacy #SelfHosting

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We should talk at some point about the ActivityPub lib that @karen has been working for @bonfire starting with whether you're interested in using and collaborating on shared code like that, and what your requirements would be...
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Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.

I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.

Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.

I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.

Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️ :pixelfed:

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