@Vinnl_gitlab Thanks for the feedback. I added some explanatory text to https://smartdown.solid.community/public/smartdown/#/public/SolidLDFlex.markdown:
Smartdown is a Markdown-compatible language for authoring interactive documents. It resembles Jupyter, but has a version-compatible source format, and requires no server to remain interactive. Good for experimenting with, integrating and discussing other technology.
Solid complements Smartdown nicely, by providing a place and an authentication scheme to enable controlled access (read and write) to this data.
FWIW, without decentralized linked data, email, chat rooms, comments, and even pages are basically not much different than what people used in the 1980s, we might as well be using dial-up BBSs (the 2019 level tech is behind the scenes working against the consumer). Git (like usenet before it collapsed) is a bit different because it is decentralized and works on a graph , but the interfaces to use it are very technical and it's prone to cause problems.
Git is effective because it requires rigour to use, which serves as a filter. But in this case it is being used, like the other forms, to produce transitory prose rather than articulated and finely reusable information.
There might be a discussion about what a solution and simplest implementation would look like that isn't copying BBS style media, that fully uses hypertext and decentralized, social linked data to allow people to finely subscribe to active topics, groups and people so that they can find information they need, discuss ideas, and participate in development without needing to use many different channels. Especially people who can't participate full-time in this specific project. That tool today is called google, but it uses guessificial intelligence and treats individuals as blobs.
The main thing I would propose is including easy, active and precise linking information as part of the communication system. An approach I have worked on before is a "spotter" which runs alongside the communication tool, and proposes links which can be accepted or shaped by community members as a participatory activity, so there are two levels, proposed and accepted, along with an information structure and curation system that is perfectly suited to linked data. I would pair this with a literate programming approach, which is again very suited to Solid since so much of the interaction is based in the browser.
Dokieli is fantastic, but from what I know prose-document focused. A few projects are implementing linked data components, which allow choosing other pods or information sources, and that would be a basis of distributed project development. Original human text is important, of course, but can be a problem when it's overwhelming. There should be every opportunity and incentive to include dynamic well defined views. I'm doing this with components embedded in markdown (mdx), and smartdown has an implementation based on this approach as well. The embedded approach can help solve the polish issue, since people can embed components and focus on their own style.
One immediate outcome is the regular This Week in Solid bulletins could be largely automated, with curated queries from different sources. Embedding task tags across repos would allow a very fine overview of ongoing activities.
@csarven @csarven the context is "dogfooding," using our own tools to prove they work and practically develop them. In this case, to support the most people, start with the top level, the main project summary; This Week in Solid. Write simple importers for everything related to Solid news and development to the degree if it's not a query response it doesn't exist. That would require all sorts of different queries in the early days, from github organizations and repos, forums, chat, etc. But all those APIs exist.
Consolidate them to one linked data store, using a Curate component that allows an editor to filter them (of course saving the result in linked data, so other people can develop with that list). Not only does it become progressively easier for any person to get a live top-level view, useful APIs (github, etc) are getting linked-data-ified, with highly reusable curated data as another product. Aaaaand it's an excellent demonstration of decentralized social linked data that solves real-world problems.
https://solidproject.org/inbox/this-week-in-solid/2019-08-30/or whatever... indeed we can list all of the activities automagically. That's about as simple as it gets right now I think.
<> a as:Announce ; as:actor <the agent that's sending the notification> ; as:object <the thing that's of interest to the Solid community> ; ... and so on...