@alexl @deadsuperhero Yes, but not only #Mastodon should be compatible with the Diaspora protocol, but #Diaspora should also be compatible with the Mastodon/oStatus protocol. That's not only fair, but also gives a lot more stability. A shared federation library would eventually be the best thing. But hé, I'm not a coder ;-)
@alexl @deadsuperhero Why should Mastodon act as a Diaspora server? And not Diaspora as a Mastodon server? Sharing the load is a good principle. And if one of the protocols fails you have a good fallback.
Also in Hubzilla they had/have bad experience with implementing the Diaspora protocol to be able to federate. The protocol constantly changed/changes and not all pods use the same software version (causing unstable side-affects).
Hypothetically, most federated web platforms would only need to speak two protocols during the transition period: their own native protocol for their platform, and a "common" protocol for other platforms.
The more important aspect here is that applications need to uphold similar policies, regarding privacy implementations.
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