At #SocialHub we're preparing a great event in the form of two webinars and a workshop in April, for representatives of the European Commission.
Interest for the event came from EC itself, who via @NGIZero - funder of many great AP projects - approached SocialHub to organize.
You can help prepare and certainly join the Event!
If you are interested in helping, or want to suggest topics for discussion, then we invite you to join #SocialHub as a member.
This event is a great opportunity for #fediverse evolution. The EC/EU itself is interested in making a move towards #foss and pursues a set of values of being more #Open #Privacy respecting #Collaborative with #Transparency and #Inclusion as principles.
The #EC just laid out their digital targets for 2030
Per 4 years they set their #OSS strategy
All this is where our #FediverseFutures align.
The EC/EU also realizes that they need to cooperate with open communities and innovative initiatives to achieve their goals.
And that these initiatives are often fighting uphill battle against Big Tech and need to be supported by funding and other forms of help.
"The Commission provides information to the public via various commercial, closed-source and centralised social media [..] accessible only to users who agree to legally and ethically controversial practices. Thus far, it has not provided [..] platforms that support open-source social networking protocols such as #ActivityPub [..]"
@humanetech Now a world where officials listen to experts and strive to provide value to everyone while preserving their freedom, is a world I want to live in!
@kakure yes, certainly and I do to. We are all there to remind them of this world if there's doubt about direction in the ways it is being built :)
@humanetech @activitypub @NGIZero Would be very cool if successful. Working in the Brussels bubble, I do see some things moving at different parts of the Commission, which is nice to see (e.g. Commission-wide adoption of Matomo, Drupal). Still long way to go, esp. in legislation (thinking e.g. of FOSS in public procurement).
It is great to hear they are also focusing on supporting other alternatives for big tech services, such as @Matomo
It depends.. whatever pops up along the preparation. It's all coming together in true grassroots fashion, and whoever jumps in to help is most welcome to do so :)
The pinned topic in the forum has discussion, and we maintain a notes pad with a summary of results so far.
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