@strypey intresting its a similar base idea but 100x more complex and upside down. In that its a technological project creating a social project. Were the #OMN is a #KISS social project creating a technological project.
@witchescauldron what do you mean 'if it happens'? They have published code under free licenses. It's happening!
@strypey am not judging this project.
Some underlying thought: 95% of open source projects are obviously pointless. 4% of open source projects fail due to complexerty and bad UI. That leaves 1% that are potentially usefull.
At the moment this area is largely #activertypub codebases.
searx is a way of adding general web search access to this wider network.
@xj9 @strypey the project i like to point to as an example. The indymedia project an early alt-media network that spread the use of open source software and #4opens organizing around the world at the turn of the century. In the UK the was a #geekproblem vs #openweb fight that became nasty over what we would now understand as "activertypub" the fedivers vs more centralized silo approach. In the UK this stress point was fought as a proxy war over #RSS
@xj9 @strypey the #openweb aggregation side were sold a dud by the #fashernistas being swayed by the #geekproblem It was obvious that the project had to change and move away from central servers to a more aggregation model. BUT the movement was torpedoed by an obviously pointless opensource project instead of implementing a existing standerds based RSS they created there BETTER, BRIGHTER flavor which was of coures incomparable with everyone else.
@xj9 @strypey this is an example of a "better" but obviously pointless open source project and also destructive behaver. The #indymedia project in the UK was ripped apart internally from this same devide in the end. A bad "open source" outcome. You can find similar behaver today in the fedvers if you look.
I still have no idea what you mean by either of these hashtags. It sounds like UK #Indymedia had a difference of opinion between geeks that favour decentalization and aggregation, and geeks that favour centralization and moderation. Why is only one of these the "geek problem"?
1) The first resisted and blocked aggregation and #RSS from privacy and "securaty" issues.
2) The second is a obviously failed compromise by keeping control of "there" own better, non comparable RSS format.
3) The last, the one the whole project was based on were ignored and sidelined.
The #IMC project became irrelevant and died.
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