is a user on You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here. @read_as

Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹ it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse :fediverse: -- particularly from long-form platforms like , @write_as, , 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 , and is still very early in its development. But...

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I'd love to hear your feedback, or any ideas you have for it. Feel free to respond here or create a GitHub issue:

@gutigen Most of the federation code is there in @read_as! The rest will be released as a piece of software you can actually host yourself before the end of the year.

@write_as @read_as Alright, but you may want to refrain from calling your project #foss until it actually becomes one ๐Ÿ™ƒ

@gutigen Never claimed to be FOSS ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚

@write_as Can I use without If no, then you advertised your whole project as #foss, which is a lie.

Also why did you make your answer unlisted?

@gutigen Of course, each project is independent, but also connects in some way. You can use any without the other (except at the moment).

I made the reply unlisted because we're having a personal conversation. This isn't PR or something.

@write_as But you can't create content without, 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 was FOSS. is.

It works with the entire fediverse, including Plume, Pleroma, Mastodon, Microblogpub, etc.; you don't need 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.

@write_as Honestly, your whole projects... cause I don't see it.

@gutigen I hope you'll understand if I don't rehash everything I've already written on 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.