2012/Rise of the Indie Web
Meet the pioneers of the new Indie Web, learn what’s changed, and how you too can reclaim your content, your data, your online identity. Join our panelists as they debate a variety of different approaches and learn how you too can get started and join the new Indie Web.
Speaker: Tantek Çelik
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Welcome to Rise of the Indie Web at Open Source Bridge 2012!
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2012-06-26 15:45-16:30 Room B202/203, Eliot Center, Portland, OR URLs:
- Tantek Çelik (speaker/moderator) - http://tantek.com (@t)
- Aaron Parecki (panelist) - http://aaronparecki.com (@aaronpk)
- Erin Jo Richey (panelist) - http://erinjorichey.com (@erinjo)
- Evan Prodromou (panelist) - http://evan.prodromou.name (@evanpro)
Solutions panelists are using:
- Tantek: Falcon - partially open source - http://tantek.com/w/Falcon
- and Whistle URL shortener - http://tantek.com/w/Whistle
- Evan: Statusnet - open source
- Aaron: MediaWiki with add-ons/customizations, but writing new CMS with a git-based store.
- Erin: Storytlr http://storytlr.org/
- ... WordPress http://wordpress.org/
- How do we get big companies to adopt open protocols?
- What challenges have each of you encountered?
- How do we avoid the problem of new solutions just being too complex for individuals and end up just using a hosted service again anyway?
- We are building first and foremost for ourselves, in terms of ease of use and ability to maintain
- How can I keep my stuff over time?
- one risk: on someone else's hardware - they go away, my stuff goes away
- other risks: data loss due to no backup, changes to formats, 3.5" floppy, JPEG?, Unicode? keeping stuff is hard.
- The LockerProject - github - no significant commits for the past 7 months - what happened?
- Singly had a hard time figuring out how to monetize it.
- Singly is moving more toward a complete API to connect social services.