Okay so how many members are there? I see six admins listed.
Is this a community of interested volunteers or a structured organization that has legal purview over the community assets (i.e., this Discourse or Flarem or whatev).
The rules mention “the company” several times in the ToS, so is there a registered company encompassing the community and it’s actions, etc.?
The AUP section of the ToS has an odd rule, IMO…
- You may not hyperlink to images or other non-hypertext content on the forum on other webpages.
I can understand a desire to control spam, but links are kinda more than just useful, when the intent is for collaborative discussion, especially when surrounding development based, topics. There are several hyperlinks in this thread, but those links are not to “non-hypertext content”, so that’'s at least a little vague from my perspective. Maybe that’s just a convoluted way to say “upload images - don’t link to them externally”?
Further, there are adequate ranking spam controls that can be implemented, say, level n00b cannot post links, level non-noob does not have such an account level moderation restriction placed on the user accounts - so such anti-spam measures are able to be implemented at the administration level of the forumware.
Okay 'nuff from me about constraints. Nice cut and paste, but http://forum.fedeproxy.eu prolly needs to be changed at the top of the ToS.
I can’t really recall how I landed here. I know that either the topic of ForgeFriends or ForgeFed was casually brought up in a Matrix room, but I’m not sure which one, eventually, after following bread crumbs due to my interest in seeing this implemented in Gitea I wound up here and registered
Is there an official dev or topical related room dedicated to ForgeFriends or ForgeFed? If not, that would be really nice.
There is already an extant listserv at framalistes - “git-federation”
ForgeFed was originally called GitPub (According to the GitHub repo, which is merely some spartan docs).
There’s currently about a dozen repos, mostly mirrors of the “notabug” repo, and mostly position papers/roadmaps/doc related, like the one at notabug, except for the zPlus repo, which has some semblance of code I’ve been unable to find an acual code repo, however - is there one?
ForgeFed exists on the Fedi at: @ForgeFed@Floss.Social - Does this community’s “company” control that account?
I remember stumbling across Feneas, as I wanted to use the logo on my sites (free, FOSS based, online public access services), but was informed that said organization was all but defunct.
It doesn’t appear that there’s any sort of shortage of infra, but I can also provide some machinery as well.
- What is preventing the simple forking of the project and working on a particular branch of the software by renaming it GitFed, or something else, in case the original devs resume work.
That’s a lot of pondering laced with questions,I know, but obtaining many of those answers can assist in my understanding and hopefully being able to contribute something meaningful to the community.