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Is there a name for other federated platforms? I'm thinking Matrix messengers and software for the good old e-mail protocol.

Why are they not included in the term Fediverse? Is this word defined to be only for stuff you post publicly?

@kuketzblog @JohanEmpa @imke

@JohanEmpa @imke I didn't understand from your @kuketzblog link to Fediverse in Wikipedia [1] whether the Fediverse definition in [1] is an argument for NOT mentioning, for example, the mailing lists in the Fediverse overview [2]. Translate from german Wikipedia [1]:
"Fediverse (a portmanteau of "federation" and "universe") refers to a network of federated, independent social networks, microblogging services, and websites for online publishing or data hosting. "

Both the English and the German Wikipedia page start with that, but they give no source for it

Wikipedia is supposed to have sources for everything and they say that they are not a publisher of original thought

So Wikipedia can not be where we take our definition for the word Fediverse. That said, it looks like there's no definition of Fediverse, it just kind of evolved into what it is on that page.

@JohanEmpa @nmoplus TL;DR: The Fediverse is big. We just mentioned some platforms to get the idea.


@kuketzblog @JohanEmpa @imke

The oldest protocols - I mean http and SMTP, POP3, IMAP were not considered. Although -if you look at de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedivers described in the German Wikipedia as a benchmark, the networks, communities based on it belong to Fediverse. What does the round think about it?

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