18th July 2019

Hello and welcome to another edition of This Week in Solid!

Solid is a set of open specifications, built on existing open standards, that describes how to build applications in such a way that users can conveniently switch between data storage providers and application providers and take the data generated along.

This is a weekly summary of Solid progress.

Want something mentioned? Contact the Solid Manager at info@solidproject.org. This Week in Solid is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week’s issue please submit a pull request.

Want to get involved? Contributions are welcome.

Every Thursday there is an hour-long public call where newcomers can introduce themselves, anyone can ask general questions about Solid, and we recap the weeks’ works on Solid.

Tune in at this line:

  • on the 2nd January 2020 at 16:00.
  • on the 9th January 2020 at 10:00.
  • on the 16th January 2020 at 16:00.
  • on the 23rd January 2020 at 10:00.
  • (and so on, alternating at 10:00 CET and 16:00 CET, unless otherwise noted here)

Updates from the Solid Community

News & Blog Posts

Have you seen any articles about Solid this week? If you’ve seen any articles or written blog posts about Solid please do send them over for next week.

New Solid Panels

Solid Panels are groups of individuals focused on a specific problem or domain relevant to Solid, with an aim to propose changes to the Solid Specification, Solid Roadmap, and/or Supporting Documentation. Anyone may join a panel or suggest a new panel.

  • The Outreach Panel was started this week with the aim to develop proposals about how to technically link to other initiatives to build positive win-win collaborations. If you are interested in the topic join the Outreach Panel.
  • The Solid Teaching Material Panel was started this week with the aim to produce content to be able to effectively teach people to build Solid identity providers, Pods, and apps. If you are interested in the topic join the Solid Teaching Material Panel.
  • The Specification Entry Document Panel was started this week to create a structure for the document at https://github.com/solid/specification/, and the division in documents it links to and well as translating the community consensus regarding the application of the specifications mentioned in this document into a clear, unambiguous and implementable text. If you are interested in the topic join the Specification Entry Document Panel.
  • The Internationalisation Panel was started to ensure internationalisation is taken into consideration during the Solid design. If you are interested in the topic join the Internationalisation Panel.
  • The Accessibility Panel was started to ensure that the technical decisions are taking accessibility considerations into account. If you are interested in the topic join the Accessibility Panel.

Active conversations about proposals

Reviewed Solid Proposals Reviewed

Candidate proposals to the Solid Specification, Solid Roadmap, or Supporting Documentation submitted for review go through an editorial process before they are accepted. You can read more about the details of the submission and review process of proposals here.

  • After weeks of conversation and co-creating the process document explaining how we can make collective decisions has been through the review process. You can read the final result of the decision making process.

New and Updated Apps, Pods, and Identity Providers

If you have any new apps, Pods, or identity providers make sure to add them to the list so they get included in next weeks edition.

Quote of the week

coming soon :) If you have any suggestions for your favorite quotes let us know.

Upcoming Events

Solid Events are run by members of the Solid community like you. Solid Event organisers write tips for a organising successful Solid events here

There are two confirmed Solid Events coming up.

Date Event Organiser
2019-07-20 Solid Beijing Ivy Dom
2019-08-11 Solid Cologne Angelo Veltens

Until next week!

Mitzi László

This Week in Solid