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    Seems nice, any plans to open source the software? And maybe allow federation? Creating an account on a closed-source and centralized service is an insta-no for me unfortunately.

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      It can be open-sourced. I can allow private access for those who wanna help.

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        What are the benefits of federation?

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          Federation means that a few things become possible;

          For one, if you dont trust the admin of your instance or find it has become “toxic” you can switch to another one or start your own.

          Secondly, it gives easy support for themed instances, where while the backend remains the same, the frontend parts can be edited to better support a specific interest, mastodon does it very well and secure scuttlebutt can go even further than that.

          Also, since people tend to group by interests, it’s not impossible to have an instance be “nazi” themed or “loli” themed, but most federated protocols tend to have an option to ignore part of the federation, not a plus for federation, but more of a reason why it’s not a minus either.

          Now this is all made possible by simply open sourcing an application, gitlab and lobsters do that very well. But the implementation of a federation protocol allows all these different instances to communicate together very easily, which strengthens the network as a whole.

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        Trying to register results in: “502 Bad Gateway”

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          That was fixed. Thanks for reporting it.

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          @lucian is this an officlal digital ocean project? the footer makes it seem so

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            No, just powered by Digital Ocean.

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              Sublevel has been around for while. I’m curious about the ‘by Digital Ocean’ too. It’s a referral link though, and the DNS and server are provided by Digital Ocean.

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              Bittorrent benefits a lot from UDP while HTTP is restricted by ancient TCP protocol.

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                Technically UDP is 11 months older than TCP. :)

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                  What you may mean is, TCP is more specific than UDP.

                  Quoting a colleague of mine:

                  You can potentially implement TCP over UDP, but not the other way round.

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                  Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

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                    Figuring out how do to push notifications for https://sublevel.net and some other stuff.