Dear ActivityPub + Github + Matrix users : do you have any ideas on how we could bridge these three tools ? Bouncing the following tools forum.fedeproxy.eu/t/matrix-br in the context of FedeProxy (forge activitypub interoperability)

github + matrix bridge + kazarma + activitypub client (mastodon for example) = what usage ? following issues ?

Boosts appreciated.

#ActivityPub #forges #developerexperience

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@arthurlutz Microsoft will never accept so, for Github, it's over. Why not working with Gitlab and Gitea to add federation, instead?

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@bortzmeyer Why?
I did not expect linux to be on Microsoft's radar, back in the days.

@arthurlutz

@bortzmeyer Some time ago, a Microsoft executive said that Linux was not on the radar.
And all of a sudden, Microsoft makes money with linux on azure.

I mean: somehow they changed their mind.

Perhaps they can change their mind about being evil, being a bad citizen/netizen, and federate?

@arthurlutz

@ffeth @arthurlutz @bortzmeyer I *highly* doubt MS embraced FOSS, GNU, Linux, etc. to be less evil. No fucking way. MS has made the calculation that it /cannot/ ruin Linux, so “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” is purely a business move to at least get a piece of the linux action in this case. Perhaps MS is thinking “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em -- THEN beat ’em”.

@koherecoWatchdog And they're throwing quite a lot of money in thwarting opensource :

Look how MS+affiliates like LinkedIn is securing a majority of Python Core devs.

And yet not fixing themselves the bugs specific to their windows-playschool-platform.

devguide.python.org/motivation

@arthurlutz @bortzmeyer

I think they have embraced and now they're in extend phase (as you can see here) soon will come extinguish.

@bortzmeyer I'm asking with github as an example, but obviously gitlab & gitea are in the target forges for fedeproxy & forgefed. The two approaches (core implementation & implementing a bridge) are being explored I believe. The bridge approach is more pragmatic for proprietary solutions such as github. See the forum for more info about all this.

@bortzmeyer @arthurlutz It’s very important to distinguish the Gitlab.com service from #Gitlab software when simply suggesting “Gitlab”. The gitlab.com repo is more evil than #Github (see git.sdf.org/humanacollaborator) And I suspect from context you were indeed recommending the gitlab.com instance not self-hosting. /cc @dragnucs

@koherecoWatchdog @arthurlutz @dragnucs No. When I say Gitlab, it is Gitlab. When I mention the instance, I say gitlab.com.

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