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    Jack’s twitter thing announcing this:

    Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard.

    Apparently he either has never heard of Mastodon, or wants to create something that twitter can control completely (in which case, lol @ “decentralized standard”)

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      Bluesky did tweet this after the announcement so they could end up supporting ActivityPub/Mastodon - although if you give five developers the option to either support an existing system or build something from scratch I’d put my money on the latter…

      As we mentioned, the team will have complete freedom to identify and consider all the great work already done, and if they believe it’s best to work on a pre-existing standard 100%, they will. If not, they’re free to create one from scratch. Their discretion, not Twitter, Inc’s.

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        The team’s discretion, not Twitter’s?

        So the team can decide to re-implement stuff from scratch to fit their tastes and get credit as the creators of a new standard while getting paid a Twitter salary, or cut their work short and use what already exists. Sounds like Twitter has created the conditions for one choice to be much more likely…

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          if you give five developers the option to either support an existing system or build something from scratch I’d put my money on the latter

          That depends on the leadership of the (project) team. In my experience, it’s the younger and less experienced developers that push for reinventing things. In this case, it’s most likely going to depend heavily on the goals/requirements set by Twitter, so I’d be surprised if they end up going with AP.