ActivityPub, the Fediverse, and Everything.

Paul Fuxjäger

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Yes, we want to talk about ActivityPub - because it's what drives many popular fediverse services (e.g. mastodon). We will cover history and basic structure of the spec. And then discuss whether or not this a case of XKCD 927 and if Moxie Marlinspike's blogpost applies.

This talk will provide a complete picture of the current form of whats known as "ActivityPub".

We will answer all the big Qs:

- What is it?
- Where did it come from?
- What is it good for?
- Is this the bootloader of skynet or just another instance of XKCD 927
- Who is behind all of this?