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We often tout things like "Mastodon is based on open web protocols" as one of its advantages. I want to elaborate why exactly that's a good thing.
We often tout things like "Mastodon is based on open web protocols" as one of its advantages. I want to elaborate why exactly that's a good thing.<!--more-->
As a refresher, Mastodon implements the so-called ActivityPub protocol to enable Mastodon servers to talk to each other; that's the basis of the "federation" we also like to bring up. Federation is what you already know from e-mail, even if you may not know it by name: It's the concept of servers hosting users that can talk to users from other servers. That protocol pins down on paper how exactly such inter-server communication would look like, using a vocabulary that can be applied for a variety of purposes. And here's the kicker:
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