Hello, everyone! If you've been following @maloki for updates on the ongoing effort to #ForkTogether, then you may be happy to know that we had our first meeting on Saturday and are still planning out governance and infrastructure before the project "officially" starts.
If you're looking to follow the progress of the fork, or you're looking to get involved, follow here for updates!
i think it is time perhaps for us to devote much more time to #Florence and perhaps develop a usable albeit unstable fork asap 🐘
@forktogether Hey I'm Charlotte but most people call me Lottie, I've previously worked on Mastodon (tootsuite and glitchsoc) and would love to help here too!
something i only recently learned, and i think is worth while to be aware of, is that the florence fork attempt (this means #forkofftogether, #forkoff, #florence, whatever name you’ve heard) went through a reboot. this reboot solved my personal issues with it, all of them. it’s also got a repo up already you can start working on instead of dealing with the G man. give it a shot, imo. see @forktogether, https://github.com/florence-social/mastodon-fork, https://forktogether.space/mw/Florence_Crew_Meetings/2019-05-12, and https://chat.florencesoc.org/signup_user_complete/?id=2a7237f68937b2c4a99ca25c156e6915 for chat about it, and asking questions might get you the information you need to be more comfortable considering stepping away from upstream if you’ve been hoping for an alternative
two feature requests added to Florence-Issues
feel free to port these feature requests to any mastodon fork / tootsuite if you desire to. beware though, using my name might get your issue removed by gargron, since he doesn’t like me
Did you know that we're working on a list of Major Changes to add to our fork?
You're welcome to provide any feedback of changes from other forks you'd like to see in #Florence
Don't forget to provide links when you do!
Florence Update / Meeting Sundays Show more
The meeting notes from Sunday's meeting of #Florence are up.
In short, we decided to finishing the CoC, and finding a good way to report issues.
And we're looking to finalize the living document through this week.
The meetings are open for anyone who wants to partake. Even if you just want to "listen in". And is always done in text-chat.
@forktogether Hello! 👋 I’m Alana, a product manager who wants to see communities be the primary decision-makers regarding the things we use.
The #Florence #MastoFork is set up well to continue Eugen’s good work — but, formally disseminate power and control. I hope to see it grow, and serve as a good example for other projects and forks! (:
hi, im skrlet, i use they/them pronouns. im studying computer engineering.
I love the idea of an ethical fediverse so I wanted to help if i could.
florence-masto: seeking instance admin feedback Show more
hello, all! as a prerequisite to getting Florence-Masto released we're interested in figuring out how instance admins manage their instances, and what the best way of doing releases is.
how do you usually find out about releases, and what would be ideal for you? do you simply follow the official account on .social, do you subscribe to GitHub releases, etc.? is there a way that things aren't announced currently that you'd prefer, like a mailing list? anything about the current changelog you might want to change?
if you're a system admin who hosts Mastodon, how do you do so? do you use Docker or Vagrant images, or do you install it manually? if you don't use a pre-built image, what OS/software do you use? are there any particular guides that you find helpful for installing/updating?
basically, I'd love to know what people are interested in and what the best place to focus on would be.
You can join it here:
We're currently working on a living document to decide what the goal of the fork is going to be, and how we want to work, this is the best time to contribute to that! #MastoDev
@forktogether I'm a technical writer, and spent five years as a Java/Python/C# microservices developer for big corporates. I still work with virtualization & cloud technologies, and in my spare time code a desktop client called "Mastodome".
I'm looking forward to #Florence becoming a friendlier choice for non-techies that has more open decision-making.
For now I'm just keeping an eye on this #MastoFork for where I can jump in and contribute, so have subscribed to every Mattermost channel! 😅
Hi! You may remember me from hit series such as “Mastodon has a Project Manager”, “I've returned as Project Manager for Mastodon - a love-letter”, and “Time to Fork This Stuff”.
Now I'm working on getting Florence off the ground, putting the power back in the hands of you the community which uses the software, and taking your anti-harassment and accessibility concerns seriously.
Mastodon work was always a passion project of mine, now it can keep being just that.
We will try to use this account a little bit more now for some public announcements and stuff.
Feel free to tag us by the account name if you want to talk with any of us about anything.
Welcome to #Florence
We've started working on a document, for #Florence, about what we want out of this fork work, and what we want to contribute to the landscape of fediverse software, but also to our contributors etc.
And if you want to join the conversation, about how to make a better community driven fork of #Mastodon feel free to join us:
This is your chance to help shape our future.
mastodon fork (boosts appreciated) Show more
by the end of the week, once I've figured everything out, we'll be making a more official announcement with plans for the fork. but right now I'm mostly in the research phase and would much prefer everyone telling me what they want, rather than me inferring from the mess of information that's out there
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