Re: Introductions (was Re: First 2023 SWICG meeting call on Fri May 19)

I'm Christine Lemmer-Webber, I'm co-author / co-editor of ActivityPub.
Evan Prodromou really came up with most of ActivityPub's design, Erin
Shepherd did the first pass of turning it into a proper specification,
and Jessica Tallon and I carried it through the specification process,
most especially at the end, with major help and reworking at times from
Amy Guy.

I once chaired and then co-chaired the SocialCG.  I don't anymore.  I
might get active in here again but it will probably take a while.

These days I'm CTO at and we're doing cool
shit related to the future of decentralized networking tech!  Its
current focus is not ActivityPub (but we will loop back around to that
eventually in some capacity).

Happy to hear the SocialCG is booting up again.  I can't make it today
but good luck to everyone on today's call!

 - Christine

Evan Prodromou <> writes:

> I’ll take this moment to make a self-introduction ahead of the
> meeting.
> My name is Evan Prodromou; I am an entrepreneur and technologist who
> has been working on the social web since the mid-2000s.
> I’m primarily known in this community for my work as co-author of the
> Activity Streams 2.0 and ActivityPub specifications.  I co-chaired the
> Social Web Working Group with Arnaud and Tantek.
> I was also the founder of, creator of GNU Social and
>, and co-author of the OStatus specification.
> For the near future of ActivityPub, I’m very interested in developing
> an end-to-end encryption (E2EE) extension in-band, using the media
> type on `content` elements. I recently published some HCI research on
> this topic and how important it is to supporting personal
> relationships on the social web.
> I have a social web account on . CoSocial is
> the Mastodon cooperative that I co-founded.
> Further information about me and my work here:
> Evan
>  On May 17, 2023, at 12:56 PM, Dmitri Zagidulin <> wrote:
>  Hi everyone,
>  Finding a regular meeting time slot that works with everyone
>  continues to be an impossible task.
>  In the interest of getting momentum going, we'll be having our first
>  SWICG call of the year this coming Friday, May 19, at 9 am EST / 6 am
>  Pacific / 3 pm CET over at:
>  Apologies in advance to those who can't make it, let's continue the
>  discussion on what we can do to accommodate more people (perhaps
>  alternate biweekly calls, one on Fri and one on Saturday, etc).
>  1) (NON-AGENDA item) Although the common first call agenda tradition
>  is introductions, I'm wondering if we can shortcut the introduction
>  process by doing it elsewhere, such as on the SWICG mailing list, or
>  SocialHub forum. Otherwise there's a good chance that we'll take up
>  the whole call with intros. :)
>  2) Overview of the W3C Community Group process (code of conduct,
>  governance, etc) to refresh our memories.
>  3) Discussion and proposals for:
>  * What are the goals and current focus of SWICG
>  * What is SWICG's relationship with the other centers of community
>  and discussion, such as SocialHub
>, Fediverse Enhancement Proposals
>  (FEP), the Fedidevs Matrix chat
>  rooms. (My view on this: We can all work together with those
>  communities, without co-opting or interference.)
>  * Governance process for adopting Work Items. (For a good example of
>  an existing effective Work Item Process, see the Credential Community
>  Group's process doc: )
>  4) Other discussion as time allows.
>  Thank you, talk to you soon.
>  Dmitri

Received on Friday, 19 May 2023 14:31:09 UTC