Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2019! September 7th & 8th in Prague, immediately following Rebooting Web of Trust.

Space is limited, see post for details. We are also soliciting talks.

Hope to see you there!

@cwebber really glad this is happening *but why oh why* are you using a gmail account for managing this event?

@liaizon Yeah there's some irony there, but it was the easiest thing to coordinate on for the multiple people that needed access to the account, and we were running out of time.

@cwebber but thats the exact problem we are trying to fight against tho, might as well just organize the event on facebook right, the easiest

@liaizon The irony is noted and obvious. FWIW I think hosting the event on facebook would be a bit more ironic. :P

SMTP at least is federated.

@cwebber not trying to be a curmudgeon but it carries a lot of weight coming from you

@liaizon You're basically mad someone who is making tools for better online communication hasn't made them yet and it seems honestly a bit silly. Most people use tools worse than the ones they're creating, that being... why they're creating new ones :P @cwebber

@emsenn not mad just think we should be aware that our use of things like google services publicly in this way has an effect of lessening the sincerity of a movement. using a gmail account is not any easier here then using a disroot or riseup account so its really of very little benefit in this case. I would actually have less to argue about if they had posted a facebook event since its still such a huge way people find out about things.

@liaizon I think you're misunderstanding why it was done - it was done to enable multiple event coordinators, who are non-technical, to check the account.

Making ANY account is 100% harder than "go to your current email webpage and click yoru name and type this one instead"

@emsenn having multiple people log into / share the login credentials of an already hosted email address on non hostile territory like disroot or riseup is definitely in the wheelhouse of non technical people helping organize an event. if that is too complicated how are they going to be able to help with an event like this?


@liaizon @emsenn Riseup might have been a good idea, we didn't think about it, maybe next time.

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