I just received the news that the Federated Networks Association is probably folding. More details here:
The potential demise of the Feneas.org services reminds me again that the success of federated networks depends on reliable instances, and avoiding re-centralization requires more instances, not bigger ones. This means server-side software needs to be as easy as possible to set up and maintain, and we need easy access to ways for people to learn how to host servers.
It seems to me that what would make a huge difference would be if someone like @PINE64 would sell a reasonably priced router with enough power and storage to be a basic family server with @yunohost pre-installed. Just plug it in, set your ISP modem to pass through and you have a working server. It could automatically open the right ports, use the new auto dns setup. Referral fees from in device domain purchases through a privacy friendly registrar could help fund.
Easy is a must here.
@linus I'm not sure if by "public IP address" you mean static IP address, in which case, you are definitely correct. I personally don't have a static IP address. I need to install ddclient to regularly update my dynamic IP address. Once again, this should be something setup and executed automatically, which is entirely possible.
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