Blushy-Crushy Fediverse Idol: A Chat with Lain about Pleroma

Sean Tilley
Apr 24, 2018 · 11 min read
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This is the only picture Lain would give me.

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Note: because Lain is a funny human being, their posts have been sprinkled throughout the interview.
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Lain’s contribution to Diaspora
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GNU Social with the popular “Qvitter” frontend that made the UI more Twitter-like

“That’s something I’d recommend to other fediverse projects, too: Write compatible APIs. I implemented the Mastodon API, too, so now we can use nearly all Mastodon apps, including the Mastodon UI itself.”

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“I think Mastodon tries to steer the network in a certain direction with strong, unchangeable defaults. We like to put more power into the hands of the individual admin and user.”

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Hopefully Lain is joking.
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Gopher mode in action
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An early look at Pleroma Chat, which looks strikingly familiar…
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Sean Tilley

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We Distribute

Reporting on decentralization and the free web.

Sean Tilley

Written by

Editor of WeDistribute. Obsessed with Free Software and Decentralization. Also makes things, sometimes with Elixir.

We Distribute

Reporting on decentralization and the free web.

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