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Let's discuss and test out various Libre alternatives to Slack, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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Rather than discussing the Bitcoin hype, I'd love to discuss:
  
== Agenda ==
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# The current debate shaking up Bitcoin, hopefully to get a broader picture of the issues at stake;
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# Cool stuff that is and could be done with the blockchain.
  
Let's start by spending half an hour discussing the problems and ways of solving them, during the discussion people are encouraged to play with software on their devices and do web research.
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Please feel free to append/amend/take-over. I just wrote the above to bootstrap…
  
By the time the Linux Australia AGM starts I would like people to be working on installing and testing various software. People who are there just for the discussion can then attend the AGM. I believe that coding is more important than voting as the people standing for office are all good.
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Interested?
  
==== Topics to consider ====
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* Martin Krafft
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* Russell Stuart
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* Anthony Towns (can probably answer questions about segregated witness and lightning network)
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* Mark Atwood
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* Your name here…?
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* …
  
This list is broad and we will probably run out of time but perhaps we will have some shared chatroom or group post tag to continue the BoF online.
 
  
* Learning about being a user of libre IM and federated social networking, looking at the feature sets - those not interested in running their own instances or IM servers can create accounts.
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* Not super interested in bitcoin, but are there Ethereum or namecoin users?
* Who to follow on these alternative social networks?
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** Sure, I consider Ethereum to be part of (2.) above. This is about the blockchain, not just Bitcoin ;)
* Connecting/extending networks - bridging with plugins/bots, or working with common protocols?
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* How to contribute? Which projects are looking for what help
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* Moving between networks
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== Here are links to various software ==
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=== Social Networking ===
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[https://diasporafoundation.org/ Diaspora]
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[http://www.gnu.org/software/social/ GNU Social]
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[http://friendica.com/ Friendica]
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[http://pump.io/ pump.io]
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=== Instant Messaging | Group Chat ===
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[https://tox.chat Tox] – Decentralised IM and group chat (torrent-like DHT protocol)
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[http://matrix.org/ Matrix] – Decentralised group chat, WebRTC signalling
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[http://www.mattermost.org/ Mattermost] - Slack-compatible alternative
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[https://rocket.chat/ Rocket.Chat] - Web chat platform
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[[Xmpp_server_setup]]
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== How to Prepare ==
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Have a phone, tablet, or laptop to use to access the services (preferably all 3).
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If you are a sysadmin have a laptop to access servers and install software.
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Test out some relevant software in advance if you have time. Ideally be ready to spend a few minutes talking about the software.
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If you want a virtual machine to test software contact Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> ASAP. Ideally send a GPG signed message with your ssh public key.
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Revision as of 14:06, 3 February 2016

Rather than discussing the Bitcoin hype, I'd love to discuss:

  1. The current debate shaking up Bitcoin, hopefully to get a broader picture of the issues at stake;
  2. Cool stuff that is and could be done with the blockchain.

Please feel free to append/amend/take-over. I just wrote the above to bootstrap…

Interested?

  • Martin Krafft
  • Russell Stuart
  • Anthony Towns (can probably answer questions about segregated witness and lightning network)
  • Mark Atwood
  • Your name here…?


  • Not super interested in bitcoin, but are there Ethereum or namecoin users?
    • Sure, I consider Ethereum to be part of (2.) above. This is about the blockchain, not just Bitcoin ;)