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My name is Evan Prodromou. I'm an Open Source software enthusiast, best known for my work in wikis and in social software.

I work as Director of Open Technology at the Open Earth Foundation.

I live in Montreal, love to garden with native plants, make wine, cook, and live an examined life.

@evan this has to be one of the most under-stated introductions I have seen here!

So let me offer a better one: Evan is one of the reasons we are all here. He is credited as one of the creators of the #ActivityPub protocol:
w3.org/TR/activitypub/

Back in the day (a decade ago), he also used to run the biggest instance of #StatusNet, identi.ca. My old account is still there, even though I have lost access to it:
identi.ca/rysiek

StatusNet was the precursor of fedi.

Welcome, Evan!

Thank you @rysiek for correcting the record. I was in the room as #ActivityPub was matured and established as a #W3C standard. @evan was co-chair of that #SocialWebWG & co-editor of the spec. Plus, he may have brought @cwebber to the group, & perhaps others as well (Jessica Tallon?). (Apologies I don’t remember.) Instrumental effort, IOW! Not to mention his previous various contributions. And, he’s such a nice guy. Yay Evan!

@rysiek
Well said!
I was a fellow identican those times.
A warm welcome, @evan

@rysiek @evan omg I didn't even know identi.ca/maol was still up and preserved. Fond memories from 10+ years ago

@rysiek @evan
A big fan of identica | statusnet | pumpio and I’ve said it many times over the years to others - thank you Evan for everything you’ve done

@rysiek @evan I guess it's quite laconical introduction. 😉

@rysiek @evan

Me, identi.ca/dclauzel !

I still have those (infamous) notifications : « Open Farm Game posted Your Strawberries is ready to harvest » 😁

@nizarus @rysiek @evan Le seul problème est pour exporter les données : ça date d’avant le RGPD 😉

@dClauzel @rysiek I don't think I ever saw that, and if I did I don't remember, it's been so long ago.

That said, welcome to Mastodon and the Fediverse, @evan.

identi.ca/dennisjernberg (active ~2009-10, FriendFeed-connected)

*checks address* Error 404
Sure enough, deleted after I abandoned it. Oh well...
@dClauzel @rysiek @evan

@dClauzel Well! There it is. Thanks!

(I see I lasted only 4 months there in '09, and there's links to my blog on Posterous, which no longer exists because Twitter killed it, though fortunately I backed it up in time...)

@rysiek @evan

Wow, that's a lot of people with ancient identi.ca accounts in replies to this!

I wonder if it would be possible to make identi.ca an activitypub-compatible instance?

WDYT, @evan?

@rysiek Yes, lots of us from the identi.ca days. I was there, too, at identi.ca/danyork

@evan - great to see you here at this address! 👋

> Back in the day (a decade ago), he also used to run the biggest instance of #StatusNet, identi.ca.


And wrote the code for it. And wrote the protocol for it (OMB). And wrote the second protocol for it (OStatus). And wrote the prototype for AP (pump.io) and got the W3C work started that standardized it.

Your updated introduction is still understated. 😃

Prodromou is the grandpa of fedi, there's no other way to say it.

@rysiek @evan
@evan @rysiek i was recently surprised to learn the email recovery mechanism worked on my identi.ca account and started posting there again, a leasr a dozen folks are still there 😉

@evan I love your city! My partner and I spent a week there last month.

Welcome to the #Fediverse @evan we tried to keep it nice over here. Hope you enjoy your stay ♥

@evan It's good to see you on here! I want to thank you for hosting me and all the rest of us over on identi.ca, and thank you for all your work on social media infrastructure. I hope you find it okay in here with us. o/

@cstanhope yes, me too - I could see the brilliance behind StatusNet and happily jumped to Identi.ca back in the day. The seeds were sown. @evan

@evan i remember status.net and identi.ca! Thanks for your hard work :)

@evan it feels a bit weird welcoming you here but... welcome!

@ssweeny @evan

I believe this would be a divine comedy comparable to love in the times of cholera.

@evan especially like the 'examined life' part! I haven't done an intro yet. Guess I need to.

@Julien51 hey! How are you? I was just talking about you with Hugh McGuire over lunch.

@Julien51 exhausted! We just released our climate data platform openclimate.network/ for COP27. I've been working like crazy for a month. Glad to get some downtime now.

@evan He's finally here!!!

Welcome, Evan, it's wonderful to have you.
@Evan Prodromou I'm so glad to see you here. Just remembering the times with Identi.ca.

What @evan doesn't mention is that he's been doing fediverse stuff way back when with identi.ca :D

@evan How unbelievably wonderful it is to see you on here.

Welcome back!

@evan I was just wondering what you were up to lately :)

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