well I did a bit of Censure Communautariste towards the "fork mastodon to remove CWs and ActivityPub" and "Gargamel is a dictator who wants to kill OStatus" crowd.
@bob I think there are quite a few benefits that GNU Social could get by supporting AP. I hope there isn't too much "burn" by seeing it as a "Mastodon vs GNU Social" battle. I tried pretty hard to avoid that; @mmn and @deadsuperhero both at least can verify that I did try to get GNU Social and everyone else involved. I know that's not an obligation for GNU Social to adopt AP, not saying it is, just saying healing the "fractured federation" has always been a large reason for me working on AP.
However it isn't very weblike, and we haven't really seen attempts to build social networks on top of XMPP pan out in practice yet. Not sure why though, and maybe lack of web-likeness (or the disconnect between "should every user be an xmpp user or should the server be one big xmpp user" that seems to happen)
@Goffi @cwebber @mmn uh this was a little before my time so I might be off base here but my understanding is that "web like" in this context means "a protocol based around web standards, such as HTTP" and that it's not supposed to be a value judgement, just a way of scoping the focus of the Social Web Working Group.
@matrix @cwebber @mmn @nightpool matrix which has still a very dishonest and FUD spreading FAQ about XMPP, even after promising to change it for a while (https://framasphere.org/posts/1971909#80b90be02fc4013459472a0000053625 and https://framasphere.org/posts/1971909#44b08fd02fdc0134595b2a0000053625). It's a pity, it's the only project with this behavior.
@nightpool @matrix this was a case of a person (me) speaking with my matrix hat on, hence the account (as made clear in the account description); not some nefarious attempt to subvert a personal conversation. And honestly, not bothering to relogin on my personal account as I didn't think anyone would care. Not sure that counts as a Brand™ trying to act like a person. Anyway, no offense was intended.