@aschrijver , we may be able to help the Solid community by building a social network for you based on Elgg. While we aren’t die-hard Solid contributors, we see some commonalities with Solid and I think that our two communities can benefit from working together. In the forums I’m Lionheart. In Solid Gitter, I’m VIPv6. And SenseSpidey was also on our team. My name is Kevin.
Recently you’ve said “The world is not as black and white… You could be either anonymous, pseudonymous or fully verified, depending on the situation, and use many identities for that.” We agree on that point. Even though we’re using a CA as our identity anchor, we are creating an ecosystem where individuals are responsible for their actions in a largely distributed way. We see Solid as a tool that gives each user control over who sees what personal data. As such, we are looking at integrating WebID+TLS, WAC (Web Access Control) and such into our systems, including our Elgg-based social communities.
I know that many in the Solid community would want to build the social network entirely on Solid Pods. I suggest that we use Elgg as a bootstrap to such a purely Solid endeavor, initially integrating WebID+TLS authentication and using Solid pods to host user “walls”. If this sounds like something that would interest the community, let’s talk further to iron out some of the specifics.