Hey 👋 it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for https://Read.as.
Read.as is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse -- particularly from long-form platforms like #Plume, @write_as, #Microblogpub, etc. In the future it'll also support RSS and curating what you read on your own profile.
It's built from scratch to be #FOSS, and is still very early in its development. But...
@write_as But you can't create content without write.as, which as of this moment is still proprietary... Let me guess, you hope to get some funding or monetize it, which is why it's not #foss yet, right?
There is nothing personal about this conversation, so yes... this is PR.
Don't advertise as #foss if half of the project (the more important half) is proprietary.
@gutigen Again, never advertised that Write.as was FOSS. Read.as is.
It works with the entire fediverse, including Plume, Pleroma, Mastodon, Microblogpub, etc.; you don't need Write.as at all for it to work -- that's the beauty of open protocols like ActivityPub.
I'm not sure what we're talking about here.
@gutigen I hope you'll understand if I don't rehash everything I've already written on Write.as in a single toot.
But if you really don't see the point, that's cool! Not everyone needs to get it. I'm just a guy putting things out into the universe for anyone to take or leave :)
And like a small forest growing on fertile ground, Mastodon is now attracting a diverse group of creatures, forming a whole new ecosystem where previously there was only soil.
And more projects will come, each one attracting a new user base.
Welcome to the decentralized internet. We come in peace.