8th August 2019

Hello and welcome to another edition of This Month 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 monthly summary of Solid progress.

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

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.

Conversations on the Open Source Process

You can read about how the Solid open source process works. There are several suggestions around how to adapt this process which you can read and contribute to here.

There is a conversation about the prefered repository for specification proposals and what to do with other repositories to minimise confusion here.

Panel Conversation to Generate Proposals

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 by submitting a pull request.

Here is an overview of active panel conversations this week.

Solid Specification

Weekly App Authorisation Panel calls have started. You can join the panel and find out the call in details here.

Proposal Panel
What is the scope of the Solid specification?. On the W3C Solid Community Group call on the 1st August there was a conversation about which repository of Solid GitHub to identify as the normative specification where proposals in the form of pull requests should be submitted to? and what should be done with repositories that could be considered confusing to avoid confusion? In response an issue has been opened where you can submit proposals on how to resolve it and vote by putting a thumbs up or thumbs down on proposals you support or don’t support. Explaining the Vision Panel
Determine HTTP to HTTPS upgrade mechanism Specification Entry Document Panel](https://github.com/solid/process/blob/master/panels.md#specification-entry-document-panel)
Status messages for client errors Unknown
create use cases doc App Authorisation Panel

Solid Roadmap

This week there were no conversations about the Solid roadmap.

Supporting Documentation

This week there were no conversations about the supporting documentation.

Panel Proposals for Editorial Review

Anyone may propose improvements by submitting proposals for the Solid Specification, Solid Roadmap, or Supporting Documentation. Submitted proposals are reviewed through an editorial process before they are accepted.

Below are a list of proposals that are ready for editorial review. If you are part of a panel and want to add a proposal for editorial review submit a pull request to add them to the list below.

Proposal Panel Proposal Location
Add HTTP section Specification Entry Document Panel Specification
Add CORS section Specification Entry Document Panel Specification

Reviewed Solid Proposals

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.

Node Solid Server Project

Data Browser Project

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.

This week there was a new app:

  • Solid Weather uses the national weather service API so it is currently only able to fetch weather in the United States.2019. Dylan Martin. Users can switch between this app and Solid Calendar

There have also been updates to:

  • Solid Focus, a Task Manager for Solid. The latest update includes editing, scheduling, describing, and deleting tasks.

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

Date Event Organiser
10-10-2019 Solid Amsterdam Jeroen van Beele

Until next week!

Mitzi László

This Month in Solid