Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community


Bonfire, Nov 15, 2021

According to the web page, Bonfire is "working towards a future where communities can assemble their own social networks like lego blocks, to cultivate safe and private spaces while being interconnected with the rest of the 'fediverse' and the internet at wide on their own terms." To do this it implements ActivityPub along with a variety of other tools. Documentation is minimal to non-existent, and so Bonfire is still some distance away from widespread adoption. But I laud the ambition; it's an instantiation of the concept of 'community as consensus'. And the resources available - which can be loaded and tested in Docker - represent a significant commitment.


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