15th August 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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
Talks & Articles
Have you seen any articles or talks about Solid this week? If you’ve seen any talks, articles, or written blog posts about Solid please do send them over for next week.
Solid Events are run by members of the Solid community like you. Solid Event organisers write tips for a organising successful Solid events here
|10-10-2019||Solid Amsterdam||Jeroen van Beele|
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.
The Solid standard is currently referred to as the specification.
All work on Solid Development is carried out on the Solid GitHub account. Here is an overview of the the repositories on the Solid GitHub.
Anyone can apply to be an editor by submitting a pull request, here are the open applications:
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.
|App Authorization Panel||meeting on Mondays at 1000 ET where the conversation was about creating a discovery proposal for Data Interoperability Panel|
|Artificial Intelligence Panel|
|Client Side Libraries Panel|
|Cryptography (Signing and Encryption) Panel||no activity yet|
|Data Interoperability Panel||https://github.com/solid/user-stories/issues/46 went over 5 existing issues, discussed models and mechanisms, changes and standardizations|
|Explaining the Vision Panel|
|External Interop and Outreach Panel|
|Identity Panel||no activity yet|
|Natural Language Processing Panel|
|Privacy and Individuals Rights Protection Panel||Looking into choices made in other panels and their impact on privacy. Started reviewing the websites, documentation and where the vulnerabilities lie|
|Query Panel||https://github.com/solid/query-ldflex/issues/22#issuecomment-521002249 and https://github.com/solid/query-ldflex/issues/30#issuecomment-521124352|
|Specification Entry Document Panel||what is the scope of the Solid spec?,|
|Teaching Materials Panel|
|Test Suite Panel||https://github.com/solid/test-suite/issues/36|
Conversations with an unknown panel:
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.
|Solid Specification||Add HTTP section||Specification Entry Document Panel](https://github.com/solid/process/blob/master/panels.md#specification-entry-document-panel)||Specification|
|Solid Specification||Add CORS section||Specification Entry Document Panel|
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.
Updates on Solid Projects
Solid projects are activities happening on the Solid GitHub other than panels. Below are the links to where there were active conversations on each of the projects.
Until next week!