I think if the "fediverse" were to have a logo, it should make use of the space analogy. Make it a graph between stars, with some stars in the background. Not just a very generic graph.
@Gargron When I think "Federation" I think Star Trek, so yeah, a logo with stars seems very appropriate.
Maybe not a straight up ripoff of the UFP emblem, but one that evokes the same ideas.
@Gargron I never really realized that Fediverse was it's own huge thing, I thought it was just a part of Mastodon
@Gargron This logo does make it look like a place for gay witches, and I can't argue with that.
@Gargron We should just adopt the UFP logo tbh
a constellation shaped like a mastodon came to mind, but the execution of such a thing would be tricky. fine line between "a blob that's oh yeah a logo" and "a logo that's a little generically shaped" and all
@Gargron a universe of worlds, definetely
@gargron I'm not really sure what "fediverse" means. Wouldn't e-mail be part of that? So basically everybody is in *that one* already. 🤨
@clacke but is it federated if the protocols are only open but not interoperable? I mean Diaspora or pump.io would be an example, right? They don't support ActivityPub. By pinning it down to open standards I see big wormholes in that "fediverse".
@clacke that sounds like we are on the same page, regarding AP being the big bang of the fediverse.
@mray IIRC Fediverse refers to all servers that speak the OStatus protocol. So Mastodon, other ActivityPub applications?(I think Activitypub specifies a way to fallback to Ostatus), GNU Social, Peertube, etc all fall into this
@Gargron How about a fractal that combines star-like and graph-like visuals?
Why not just make it the activity pub logo? That's the primary federation protocol after all.
Something like this?
@sean I think it's also bad that the graph is so connected. The strength of the fediverse is that its topology can be as sparse as you want
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