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Fwd: public groups based on OStatus

From: elf Pavlik <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:48:16 +0000
To: public-ostatus <public-ostatus@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1326494724-sup-9464@hackers4peace.net>
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Hello,

First of all glad to see OStatus community group started!

I would like to invite you all to brainstorm using Ostatus for public groups. Maybe FSW people interested in OStatus could join this group and mailing list as well so we avoid cross posting?

Many projects do microblogging, myself I don't like to post as 'Big Brother's Voice' and rather post as myself. Thinking of some possibilities of making public groups this idea came to my mind:

1. group uses a webfinger ex. ostatus@groups.w3.org
2. people can post to group by mentioning ex. @ostatus@groups.w3.org
3. in webfinger file we define custom property marking it as a 'group'
4. in webfinger file we specify roles of group members
5. in UI we can for example show by default filtered mentions only of people specified as group admins, but people can also see all mentions or filter them by #tags

so example LRDD of such group could look like:

<XRD xmlns='http://docs.oasis-open.org/ns/xri/xrd-1.0'>
  <Subject>acct:ostatus@groups.w3.org</Subject>
  <Property type='http://ostatus.org/type'>group</Property>
  <Link rel='http://ostatus.org/role/admin' 
        href='acct:perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org' />
   <Link rel='http://ostatus.org/role/admin' 
        href='acct:evan@status.net' />
...
</XRD>

One of interesting uses for that I see: In a project blog for comments I would ask to mention a project and put certain # tag and than embed mentions with this # tags as comments... maybe oExchange could help in such workflow but not so familiar with it yet =(

Looking forward to read your inputs!
=)
~ elf Pavlik ~
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