Yesterday, very exciting news came from the Debian social team for all Debian GNU/Linux contributors. In the mailing list, Debian Social has announced the launch of new services, especially for contributors to collaborate more and share their works using official social platforms.
I guess you must have heard about Debian’s personal blogging platform “Debian Planet” where you can submit your content. But the upcoming channels aim to give more freehand and visual presence to all contributors via videos, microblogs, and images.
Federated Social platforms
The Debian Social is the team behind working to implement new services under the debian.social domain. The team set their goal to create, integrate and aggregate all Debian-related news, updates or contents in one place. As a result of this, anyone whether they’re project members or not won’t have to go for a random platform such as Whatsapp, Facebook, or Instagram.
Everyone is free to share their current projects, ideas or work with other members on this platform. Moreover, the official team can also post their current updates.
Here is the list of some key services they’ll launch soon:
- Pleroma — Microblogging platform
- Peertube — Video publishing platform
- Pixelfed — Image publishing platform
- Jitsi — Web-based video conferencing site
In addition, you can also log in to any platform using the account of a particular platform. For example, if you’ve got a Pleroma account, you can easily browse or comment on Peertube using Pleroma profile.
A Way Ahead
Currently, these platforms are under heavy development and fixing various issues. Hence, you can’t use any of those services. But, you can request an account for a while now to help with testing before the release of the beta version.
To do the same, first, you need to create a salsa account that will serve for authentication. Then, create a ticket from salsa.debian.org and have patience until your accounts get activated for Debian social platform.