I keep hearing about fedeproxy (shout out to @aschrijver) but I’m glad to finally get the time to drop by and say hi. I’ve only gotten involved with the fediverse in the past several months but have long cared about FLOSS and user freedom in general. I’ve always considered data portability as a fifth freedom that arises out of an increasingly cloud-provided world.
Federation is an interesting phenomenon and it wasn’t immediately clear to me how it would help solve important problems in source code and project management. After reading the project description however I see that this project aligns very well with this fifth freedom, attempting to solve the problem of project lock-in to forges.
Part of what took me so long to say hi was that the links that were shared with me were always for a live event rather than something more asynchronous like this site. And here, I’m overcoming a desire to fit in because I think a Welcome or Community category would be best for introductions like this. In any case, I wanted to say hi and give the suggestion to create such a category.
Now that I’m signed up to the forum I hope to keep track of the project and help where I can. My focus tends toward making life easier for developers and for focusing in on the right problems to solve. I’m generally game to setup an instance and help document my experience so let me know if that would be helpful and what distro is best.
Finally, I think it would be good to make it easy for new folks to know how they can help the project today and put that on your home page and in a sticky on this forum.
Thanks and good luck!