Has anyone looked into implementations of #ActivityPub, be it via an extension or otherwise, that _doesn't_ require one to 'live' on a server? The emulation of digital feudalism isn't going to get us far.

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@jalcine I wonder if there’s a way to lower the barrier to entry for hosting one’s own compatible server on a device or group of devices. Services like @mastohost make it simple and somewhat affordable to have a private instance but it’s obviously not at that level of ubiquity if folks are still preferring to join other servers rather than make their own.

@jalcine beakerbrowser.com/ also comes to mind but where that has the technical side more figured out to a degree, the usability of it is wayyyyyy beyond what non-techies would be willing to deal with at this time.

@jalcine I also had a (potentially very dumb) idea that everyone should be given a domain name based on a hash of their DNA at birth, but not only is that a massive undertaking to consider, but identical twins would have to share or have a different workaround.

@dave IIRC identical twins don't have the same DNA/RNA setup! But this can also make it impossible for people to not be present in spaces and would bring a peak Minority Report situation lol

@dave IIRC identical twins don't have the same DNA/RNA setup! But this can also make it impossible for people to not be present in spaces and would bring a peak Minority Report situation lol

@dave @jalcine these systems were not designed at the software architecture level for “ease of individual hosting”.

Basically the entire LAMP stack assumes a multi-tenant database.

And, a lot of self-hosting coders assume “just run a Linux box”.

Some work to do to empower people to run their own software and pick from simpler hosting styles. I think we can get there, but it means writing new code.

@bmann @dave yup. I came to this realization sometime last year - I think we need to avoid the need to rush to make it based on a server (at least storage) and trust users more

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