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 [..]"
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