An interesting new project, Unglue.it encourages authors to liberate their books:
It works in three ways:
-Download links to free books
-Download links to free books with optional donations to authors (to thank them for setting their books free)
-Purchase links to books that the author has committed to make free when a certain target is met
(via @paulfree14 )
@npd @cwebber Certainly if there's anything imperfect :-) about movable-schemas it'd be nice to document/discuss in issues there. Then if there's an alternative, we could start talking about it there, sure.
The problem is Chris proposed an alternative to strawman, so I don't know where to begin.
Also, Chris, if you want feedback on your proposal, maybe make a repo for it?
@cwebber @npd You somewhat mischaracterized my proposal. I wasn't suggesting one use the definition text every place in the data you need to refer to the definition. Instead, you use a URI like now, but you connect it rigidly to the definition, so that different URIs can clearly refer to the same thing.
Fairly concrete proposal at https://sandhawke.github.io/mov/
The schemove implementation isn't quite done.
@elomatreb Good plan, after I somehow get rid of the dozens of spam accounts. For now I've made it admin-invite only.
@highfellow It's supposed to be for a community of 1000s, but they don't really use it, so yeah, I guess I should close account creation for now. (It's for W3C community.)
Interesting hackathon in two weeks, for folks who want to help separate fact from fiction online. Some travel support available, especially to help with diversity. Application deadline tomorrow.
(I'm not involved in running it, but know the folks, and plan to be there helping with the data-sharing projects)
What do y'all think of making the first of each month be a social media push day?
Like, if you have limited energy to improve the social media world (eg by getting your friends to try #mastodon or doing some setup or hack project) let's to do it in the same rhythm so we can support each other better.
Like, if four of your friends all try mastodon for the first time the same day, it's likely to go better than if they each try a different week.
Worth a try for a few months?
@torgo I was in that spot a couple weeks ago!
@freakazoid Excellent :-) :-)
@freakazoid Link to news about canonical, or are you just running with the joke?
Looks like they still exist, and have gotten as good as you'd hope. Time to invest? http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-digital-photo-frames.html
I want one to do little video loops, like the photos in Harry Potter
@liw As far as I can tell, and I've been studying this for years [cf crosscloud.org], the only way to avoid the network effect lock-in is to avoid social features (!!) or have the system expose the social data, eg using ActivityPub. It's really hard.
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