Mini chat jappix added

Talkplus is a website where we can chat. Today a webbased website has been added. You can see it at the bottom of the page at the right. You can just talk about what you want with other visitors or with the owner or this blog. The purposed discussion is social network, dating website, chat room, how to talk with internet, SIP phone, internet telephone etc…

Next time, I will explain how to add such talk widget on your site and what is jappix

Have fun

 

 

Friendica Red – help us

My name is Mike Macgirvin. I am a software developer.

I'll get to the point.  Help us save the web.

Getting Facebook (and Google) out of our private lives is the most important technical challenge facing the web in this generation. We MUST do this, as the grip of control is reaching further and further where it doesn't belong - and the implications for the future are positively scary for humanity.

The way we must do this is to take back our personal and social communications.

I'VE ALREADY DONE THIS. I started a project two years ago to provide decentralised and distributed social communications. That project is now called Friendica. The project website is at http://friendica.com and code is at  https://github.com/friendica/friendica.

Friendica WORKS today (unlike similar projects which are still struggling at basic communications after two years, and after squandering huge amounts of money). Along the way I've asked people what they needed, I've listened to the community, and we've built an entire open development eco-system around Friendica.

It's time to take it to the next level. In order to do this, I need to devote full time to it and be able to hire a competent visual designer to help implement the vision.  The new project is called simply "Red".  Red is a social network - but at the same time it is unlike any social network that has ever existed.

Like Friendica, it can do anything that Facebook can do - except monitor, and track, and "use" all its members and their activities for marketing.

Like Friendica, Red is a completely open platform that is decentralised and distributed and will run on commodity servers, with all servers treated as equals. Like Friendica it is extensible via themes and plugins/addons. Like Friendica it will be the only distributed social service which offers strong (and non-intrusive) permission control for profiles, web pages, and photos.

But we're going a LOT further than that.

Here's what we're doing...

1. We're changing the out-dated concept of "friends" vs. "not friends".  Relationships in the real world are a continuum between "intimacy" and "total strangers". How we relate to individuals and what we share with them depends on where they fit in that spectrum. This spectrum is built into the Red experience.

2. The distributed social web suffers from the adage "only geeks run servers". We're going to change that. We've got a business model. We will get organisations and individuals to provide enough servers to support everybody on the planet because there's a profit motive. Many sites will offer free service, some will charge for extra features, such as huge numbers of friends and additional photo space. Subscription revenue will pay for running the hardware. Geeks can also run their own servers for family/friends and get it all for free.  The ability to obtain revenue and monetise the service will be built-in to the software. Whether you choose to use it is a personal (or business) choice.

Advertising on the web has gotten us into this situation. To get out of it, we have to draw a line in the sand. No advertising. No monitoring and no tracking. Our credo and reason for existence is that our customers are YOU and your PRIVACY is what we are being paid to protect.  Period.

3. We already know from building decentralised social systems that sites come and go and people move to other servers. We're building MOBILITY into the Red protocols.  You'll download your private key and address book to a thumb drive and be able to  communicate from any device or desktop, through any Red server on the planet - privately, to all your friends and associates. If you can still connect to your old server, we can get everything we need from there and you don't need to download it. Sure, you will also be able to save your posts and photo albums, but what we discovered in practice is that the most important thing about moving between server hubs is the ability to preserve your relationships.  You can pop up at any Red site at any time and still have all your friends.

4. The other thing we learned from Friendica is that one "interface" does not make everybody happy. Neither does one set of features. So along with the Red "look and feel", we are completely revamping the "theme" system to make it easy to build additional applications on top of our decentralised communications infrastructure. You can have dating sites, church social clubs, learning centers and more. You can have desktop apps and mobile/pad apps and web apps. These are all just templates you apply to our/(your) social framework. Also, these can either connect with the rest of the Red "grid", or they can be standalone and offer completely different functionality. Secure and private social communications are provided by a back-end engine, and we'll provide tools so you can build anything you wish on top of it.  We have an existing API which is already compatible with a few dozen third-party clients. We will be adding to this to provide access to our full range of privacy features.

I'm building Red today. I'm also heavily involved in Friendica and keeping it running smoothly.  But look - reality bites some times. I'm a family guy holding a day job. There isn't enough time in the day to pull this off. Everybody developing Friendica is/are volunteers.  The work ahead is monumental. If I'm doing this part time it's going to take 2-3 years.

So I'm looking for crowd funding to allow me to work on this full time. I'm a good project developer, but I also require the assistance of at least one good visual designer who can transform these ideas into a slick web interface. Visual design is something you have or you don't have, and I don't have it - so I need help.

I'd like to fund this project for my own salary and one designer and one capable server for one year - and I believe that by the end of that time we will have the means to be self-sustaining. If I can hire a couple of other people to help out, it will happen quicker. Time is of the essence. We're rapidly losing control of the web to the forces of darkness.

Everything we do is and will be published openly and you can track our progress.

I will be working with one or two crowd sourcing applications to launch an official campaign, but you can donate today - just PayPal mike@macgirvin.com. Alternatively if you do not wish to use PayPal, you can use Xoom.com: mike@macgirvin.com, or Flattr: Friendica --- and send this to a friend or three and help me get the word out.

Help us save the web.

Thank you.

Mike Macgirvin

Podcast about funkwhale

Funkwhale is a modern, self-hosted, free and open-source music server

 

Funkwhale is a music plateforme federated by Actitiypub

 

  Unlimited music

Funkwhale is designed to make it easy to listen to music you like, or to discover new artists.

  • Click once, listen for hours using built-in radios
  • Keep a track of your favorite songs
  • Playlists? We got them

  Clean library

Funkwhale takes care of dealing with your music.

  • Import music from various platforms, such as YouTube or SoundCloud
  • Get quality metadata about your music thanks to MusicBrainz
  • Covers, lyrics, our goal is to have them all 😉

  Easy to use

Funkwhale is dead simple to use.

  • No add-ons, no plugins : you only need a web browser
  • Access your music from a clean interface that focus on what really matters

  Your music, your way

Funkwhale is free and gives you control on your music.

  • The plaform is free and open-source, you can install it and modify it without worries
  • We do not track you or bother you with ads
  • You can invite friends and family to your instance so they can enjoy your music

You’re interested? Some things are still missing to make the project easily installable, but this is moving fast. We’ll be publishing installation instructions soon, stay tuned!

how to update friendica with ssh

here is a new version on how to update your friendica
we assume you have acces with ssh to your serveur

With filezila rename your directory where you have your friendica to friendiold
make a new directory name it friendi but you can choose the name you want
run the commands bellow you can copy past it

cd friendi
git clone https://github.com/friendica/friendica .
git clone https://github.com/friendica/friendica-addons.git addon

copy the old .htconfig.php from the old directory to the new one. It is done

Osada decentralised social networking

After Gnusocial, after Diaspora, After Friendica, hubzilla, Mastodon and others an new social network is coming.

OSADA

Osada is a decentralised social networking application more familiar to refugees from Facebook and other conversational style social networks than it might be to those migrating from microblogging social applications such as Twitter.

Osada is very easy to use and provides a range of features either natively or through standard ‘Apps’. These include photo albums and file storage managers, events with attendance support, and topical groups/forums, all of which respect your personal privacy groups (such as Friends, Family, Coworkers, you name it).

ActivityPub Support

Osada has native support for the ActivityPub protocol (W3C standard) as well as the more advanced but lesser known Zot6 protocol. It can inter-operate with other social networking applications and projects in either of these spaces; for instance Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed, PeerTube, Funkwhale, Zap, Friendica, Hubzilla, and many more.

Hyper-drive

A novel Osada feature which is unique to Zotlabs projects is the built-in hyper-drive social engine. This technology is essentially the secret sauce behind Facebook’s meteoric growth over a decade ago and this is the first time we’ve managed to replicate the essential bits using a decentralised protocol.

Public servers

There are a small but growing number of public servers available if you would like to try Osada without providing your own personal or community server environment. A list of these is available here. Only sites on this list with « Osada » in the « Software » name are compatible with projects using the W3C ActivityPub protocol. As the project is still in its infancy, we welcome additional public servers. There is a lot of interest in the project and we could use some help spreading the load.

Free and Open Source

The architecture supports themes and addons and a number of these are available today. Osada is open source under the permissive MIT license and runs on most modern LAMP servers, using MySQL/PostGres and Apache/Nginx. We are passionate about providing ethical and decentralised services running on open source platforms.

If you want to install it go to

https://framagit.org/macgirvin/osada

PeerTube 1.0 : a free and federated video plateforme


Peertube is a federation of sites that host videos. PeerTube uses WebTorrent technology. Each server hosts a torrent and each web browser viewing a video reshares it. This allows to share the load between the server itself and the clients as well as the bandwidth used through P2P technology.

The system works via a federation of instances run by independent entities. Each PeerTube server can host any number of videos by itself, and can additionally federate with other servers to let users watch. This federation permits to collectively host a large number of videos in a unified platform, without having to build an infrastructure comparable to that of the web giants. Each server is operated by and stays under the sole administration of a distinct entity.

PeerTube uses the ActivityPub protocol, in order to allow decentralization and compatibility with other services such as Hubzilla, Mastodon

15th of October 2018 the first version 1.0.0 has been relases.

If you want to know more about peertube and join an instance : go to https://joinpeertube.org/en/

 

Osada social network compatible with ActivityPub and Zot6

Osada is a social network compatible with ActivityPub (Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, pixelfed, Hubzilla etc… ) and zot6. It is based on the Hubzilla framework. That means if you are familiar with Hubzilla you will not be lost. The founder of Hubzilla never called Hubzilla a social network but a powerful platform for creating interconnected websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology.

Osada is quite new in october 2018 and you will not find many information on search engine now. So if you need to know more I can give you a link on conversation about osada.

conversation 1 Conversation 2

Now let’s talk technicks

 

Osada is a gateway server between nomadic and non-nomadic networks (such as between Zot|Zot6 and ActivityPub|Diaspora|Ostatus). A reference implementation is available at https://framagit.org/macgirvin

The purpose of Osada (« gypsy settlement ») is to resolve the dilemma that software which was not designed around nomadic identity won’t actually work correctly with software that is nomadic. The only other alternative is for all web communications software and protocols to be nomadic-aware and this is unlikely to happen.

In prior efforts such as RedMatrix and Hubzilla, federation with non-nomadic networks was offered as a choice. You could choose federation or nomadic identity. Choosing both leads to a situation where expected communications are not delivered and both federation and nomadic operation are flawed in basic ways. Osada resolves this basic dilemma by providing a gateway service between the two incompatible paradigms.

At a high level, Osada provides a non-nomadic server which can federate with all existing networks (to the extent that those networks permit federation; ActivityPub and Diaspora have limitations on their ability to federate third-party messages between incompatible protocols).

On the nomadic side, Osada does not allow nomadic operation itself, but it supports nomadic communication. It uses a Zot6 concept called « linked identities » to transfer information into and out of the nomadic network. The linked identity on the Osada side is not a clone and has a distinct non-nomadic identity. It can be bound to a nomadic identy on the Zot6 network. All federation and cross-protocol communication occurs at the bridge. If the linked identity relationship is severed for any reason (including failure/shutdown of the bridge), all bridged communications will cease.

Osada identities can be moved/relocated and connections on non-nomadic networks which support account moves will be retained. Connections on services which do not allow moves will be lost.

People inside the nomadic network will make connections to the nomadic identity. People on outside networks will make connections to the Osada identity and will be (likely) unable to resolve the internal nomadic identity as something they are able to federate with

If you want to try osada : https://osada.usezot.net/ the-federation.org have not added that project yet. I hope it will be added soon

 

 

An introduction to the protocol that powers Hubzilla

The world is full of protocols. Some are loosely defined by society, and some are rigidly defined by their architects. In many urban environments, for example, there is a protocol for how you ride an escalator: if you choose to stand, you stand on the right side so that those who choose to step can get past on the left. If you ignore this protocol, you may get some annoyed looks but you will still get where you are going. More rigid protocols, such as the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) that governs most communication on the web, can be much stricter and more elaborate. If your browser puts one semicolon in the wrong place you can forget about seeing those cute cat videos.

So what does that have to do with Hubzilla? And for that matter, what is Hubzilla anyway? Hubzilla is free and open source software designed to support your freedom and privacy; anyone can run it on their own server and inspect the code to learn how it works. It is an advanced platform for online communications and content publishing that provides decentralized access control. That last bit is the critical difference between Hubzilla and all the other blogging platforms, social networking sites, and messaging systems that dominate the web today, and it is precisely the motivation for inventing Zot instead of choosing from the plethora of existing communication protocols. To appreciate what is so innovative about Zot, we need to explain first what « access control » means and then why « decentralized » makes the problem of access control challenging.

Like protocols, the world has no shortage of access control. Does your house have locks on the doors? Do you let everyone watch you take a shower, or do you prefer to control access to that activity? How about conversations about your finances? I bet you publish those on billboards, right? Of course not! We all constantly control access to things for many reasons.

And sometimes you want to have a private conversation with someone that no one else should read.

Electronic publications and communications are no different. You may want to publish an article like this one for the whole world to read, but you may also want to participate in a restricted access forum online where members of your neighborhood can discuss community issues. And sometimes you want to have a private conversation with someone that no one else should read.

The traditional centralized solutions to these problems have existed for many years and are what virtually everyone currently uses online. This is because it is relatively easy to manage access control when you have one central authority acting as the gatekeeper to content. Facebook is the most influential example of this model. If you send a message to a select group of friends, only they have access to it because Facebook (1) authenticates them by identifying who they are based on their knowledge of their secret account password and (2) authorizes them to access the message by verifying that they are on the message’s access control list (ACL), which is the technical term for what you created when you « sent » them the message.

There are several fundamental and serious problems with this centralized model. Arguably the biggest problem is that you do not own your identity. But that’s absurd, you might immediately retort, of course I own my identity! Well, let’s consider what ownership means. Ownership of identity means, for one thing, control. If you own your identity, you control it somehow. With Facebook and similar centralized services, they alone have the power to create and delete your online identity. They grant you access to your identity when you log in. As the years roll by and you share all sorts of content with all the people you have connected with, you may be alarmed to discovered that you need the centralized service. If you want to leave, all of that shared content and all those connections vaporize. What’s worse, you can’t even share something privately with people unless they also allow their identities to become hostage to the platform. It’s like some kind of pyramid scheme.

They grant you access to your identity when you log in.

Now we can begin to appreciate some of the benefits of decentralization in our online communications. When you register an account on a “hub” — a server running Hubzilla — you can make connections with other people and share things even when they are on completely independent hubs operated by different companies or organizations. This is the essence of what it means when we say Hubzilla is a decentralized network. We like to call the network of Hubzilla-powered websites “the grid”. There is no single entity that controls the network or, by extension, you. It is ironic that this needs explanation, because the most ubiquitous and long-lasting online communication system — email — is a shining example of decentralization. Anyone can run an email server and exchange emails with other people, even if they are using an email server hosted by a separate business or university. As robust as email has been historically, however, it lacks a lot of capabilities that we want in modern communication. It is designed for passing small messages back and forth; it is not designed for controlling access to published content hosted on a modern website using secure encryption methods. This is what Hubzilla is designed to do. Hubzilla lets you do things like share photos privately with only your family and friends, or publish news articles only to paying subscribers, even if none of these people have an account on the server hosting the content.

What makes Hubzilla truly unique is combining the ideas of decentralized access control and identity ownership. The result is something that is frankly revolutionary: it’s called nomadic identity.

To be clear, providing decentralized access control is an impressive feat per se. There are only a few other platforms available that provide this capability on the « standard » internet of websites accessible by browsers over HTTP. What makes Hubzilla truly unique is combining the ideas of decentralized access control and identity ownership. The result is something that is frankly revolutionary: it’s called nomadic identity. Truly owning your online identity means that you maintain your contacts and access to the things people have shared with you even if you change accounts on different servers. It means that you can have clones of your identity on independent hubs allowing you to maintain your online presence and continue communicating even when one of your servers is unavailable (temporarily or permanently). No other platform provides this level of robust identity ownership.

Visit http://hubzilla.org to learn more about what Hubzilla can do for you…

Podcast about funkwhale

Funkwhale is a modern, self-hosted, free and open-source music server

 

Funkwhale is a music plateforme federated by Actitiypub

 

  Unlimited music

Funkwhale is designed to make it easy to listen to music you like, or to discover new artists.

  • Click once, listen for hours using built-in radios
  • Keep a track of your favorite songs
  • Playlists? We got them

  Clean library

Funkwhale takes care of dealing with your music.

  • Import music from various platforms, such as YouTube or SoundCloud
  • Get quality metadata about your music thanks to MusicBrainz
  • Covers, lyrics, our goal is to have them all 😉

  Easy to use

Funkwhale is dead simple to use.

  • No add-ons, no plugins : you only need a web browser
  • Access your music from a clean interface that focus on what really matters

  Your music, your way

Funkwhale is free and gives you control on your music.

  • The plaform is free and open-source, you can install it and modify it without worries
  • We do not track you or bother you with ads
  • You can invite friends and family to your instance so they can enjoy your music

You’re interested? Some things are still missing to make the project easily installable, but this is moving fast. We’ll be publishing installation instructions soon, stay tuned!

Nomad mobile application for hubzilla

Nomad is an application for Hubzilla. It  You can install it from the Fdroid application.

 

It’s currently under development and should be used with that in mind. Please submit any bugs you might find. We are basing our work on the dandelion* app. The is a webview based app developed as a WebApp

Why is a WebApp better than using the mobile site on a browser? Basically it provides better integration with the system (events coming into and going out of the app), customized interface and functions and a nice little icon that takes you directly to your favorite social network 🙂

Follow news from the Nomad Channel nomad@hub.disroot.org

 

Go to this page to download it

 

Maybe this application works with Osada and zap

WordPress-activitypub

WordPress Activityüub is supposed to connect WordPress and ActivityPub

 

https://github.com/pfefferle/wordpress-activitypub

From GNU social to Mastodon : History of the fediverse

I think they were also hamstrung by a faith in free software ideology to draw people in. The truth is that software needs to be pretty polished to get a look in either way.

Tom Karpiniec wrote an interesting article about the fedivevse. Today Mastodon has a wave of adoption due to the change of rules at Twitter. Before Mastodon was Gnusocial who try to open the way. But the users was mainly libristes and geeks.

 

That article talk about Quit.im the fist try of Instagram alternative, of Hubzilla and Friendica and all other projects.

New users have been coming to the fediverse in waves. There’s always been a background level of organic growth but most of the action happens when Twitter does something stupid. Twitter does stupid things on a fairly regular schedule so this constitutes the bulk of the growth. People search for Twitter alternatives and sign up. Many of them get bored and leave again. Some stay, and the process continues

Read more

What is ActivityPub by Arthur

You can follow Arthur with art@peertube.mastodon.host (peertube account) and art@mastodon.sdf.org (Mastodon)

How to install Mastodon on Debian server with Yunohost

When you search how to Install Mastodon, it is complicated. If you are like me you can be discouraged. This job is really for a sysadmin.

This is an easy way to install Mastodon.

Prerequis

Having a server with the latest Debian 9.5 actuel uptodate with a SSH acces. You can have a cheap VPS for that it works well.

 

On this example imagine you have a domain with the name domain.com. You will create 2 subdomains. yuno.domain.com and mastodon.domain.com

Installation of Yunohost

Just run one command.

bash <(wget -q -O- https://install.yunohost.org/)

Once it is done, you have Yunohost. At the end you have to choose where you want to install it. You can choose yuno.domain.com  Go to this site. You will see something like this

Prrparation

  • Create a user :  This part is quite esay no needs more explaination
  • Click Domains  and add –> I have a domain. –> add yuno.domain.com and mastodon.domain.com

Then return to the domain and edit.

configuration DNS

Change the dns according to the model.

; 1.2.3.4 is your IP address just replace it with the ip of your server
@ 3600 IN A 1.2.3.4
* 3600 IN A 1.2.3.4

; XMPP
_xmpp-client._tcp 3600 IN SRV 0 5 5222 domaine.com.
_xmpp-server._tcp 3600 IN SRV 0 5 5269 domaine.com.
muc 3600 IN CNAME @
pubsub 3600 IN CNAME @
vjud 3600 IN CNAME @

; Mail
@ 3600 IN MX 10 domaine.com.
@ 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4:1.2.3.4 -all

Go to the DNS of your domaine and change it.

Attention a DNS change can need time. be patient.

Go to a command line to your server and run this command for you domain and subdomains

sudo yunohost domain yourdomain.tld cert-install --no-checks

Installation

Now the hardes part is done. Simply run this command

sudo yunohost app install mastodon

If it does not work you still can run this command

sudo yunohost app install https://github.com/YunoHost-Apps/mastodon_ynh.git

After replying to questions at the end you have your mastodon at

https://mastodon.domain.com

 

https://yunohost.org

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