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#1 News & Announcements » Devuan on Fediverse » 2023-09-03 18:15:47

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Greetings Dev1 Galaxy,

For a long time, Devuan has had outlets in social media on various platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin etc). This allows the project to reach people who would not instinctively look up information on the website, don't visit the IRC channels, as well as people who wouldn't even know where to look if they wanted to.

There are many reasons to be careful with social media. These networks tend to be closed source, owned by large corporations with little opportunities for their users to discover the web at large.

However, one such network stands in contrast to that paradigm that many of  you have probably heard of or used. It's been around for about 14 years, is maintained by people for people and built with free and opensource technologies. It is commonly known as the "Fediverse".

From wikipedia

The fediverse (a portmanteau of "federation" and "universe") is an ensemble of social networks, which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other. ActivityPub, a W3C standard, is the most widely used protocol that powers the fediverse. Users on different websites can send and receive updates from others across the network.

With this post i would like to announce that Devuan now has an account on one of the servers that comprise the federation.

You can find the profile here:

It will be used to announce releases, future events and create awareness about Devuan on the Fediverse at large. It is currently managed by Jaromil and myself.

If you are a user of the Fediverse, consider keeping track of the Devuan account and please, suggest projects and people for us to follow!

#2 Re: Intergalactic Communities » Interest probing: Devuan Conference » 2023-05-17 06:39:55

Thanks for your input everyone! smile

To clarify, while i am saluting you from Stockholm, the event will most likely not take place in Stockholm.

The question of attendance vs line-up is a bit of a chicken and egg one; no-one wants to attend an event without a program, and no one wants to make a program for 0 attendance big_smile Since it is likely most of the speakers and activities would come from the community, i chose to probe for attendance first.

It could well be that you get 200/300 Dev1-ers able | willing | in-condition to attend, mingle and listen/exchange views with two to five speakers.

That is a level of activity that can probably be covered in a morning and an afternoon with maybe another morning for extras.

From my personal experience in event creation i have derived that is generally easier to come up with interesting activities than it is to gather interest for said activities. It would be nice to have interesting talks, round-tables, brainstorms and workshops. We don't need to aim for a marathon event anyways. 2 to 3 days would be magnificent.

I'll give a little more time for everyone who wishes to come forward about their position in the initial question to do so, meanwhile i thank everyone who already did. <3

#3 Intergalactic Communities » Interest probing: Devuan Conference » 2023-05-15 13:57:22

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Greetings Dev1 Galaxy!

This is my first post here, so to contextualize my lil' self; i come in peace from and am also known as Setto. While i don't have a lot to bring to the table in terms of development, I'm looking in to ways to increase interest for Devuan and amplify the awareness of the project with the ambition to help bring more contributors.

Plentyn reached out to golinux, jaromil and myself recently, with the great idea to organize a Devuan conference that would take place in central Europe. This would be a great opportunity to get together, hack, but also to create awareness for the project and potentially attract more contributors.

However, before we go ahead and take the steps necessary to make that happen, it would be interesting to probe the interest for such an event among the regulars of the project.

Which leads me to the purpose of this post, more specifically this question:
Would you be interested in attending a Devuan Conference?

Looking forward to read you, with warm regards from blossoming Stockholm!

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