15th 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.


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.

20190811 - Lecture: Die Rückeroberung des Social Web by Angelo Veltens - video and slides

20190808 - Innovation Excellence: Inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, Has Launched a New Startup

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

Solid Implementation

If you have any new apps, Pods, or identity providers or there are updates to existing Solid implementations 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.

Solid Development

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.

You can read about how development of the Solid specification works which is led by the editors.

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.

Panel Conversations
Accessibility Panel  
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  
Authentication Panel https://github.com/solid/specification/issues/32
Caching 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
Internationalisation Panel  
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:

  • https://github.com/solid/specification/issues/27#issuecomment-519199610
  • https://github.com/solid/specification/issues/28#issuecomment-519173417
  • https://github.com/solid/specification/issues/31
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-spec/issues/142#issuecomment-521271248

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.

Item Proposal Panel  
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  
Solid Roadmap ————- ————-  
Supporting Documentation ————- ————-  

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.

Node Solid Server Project

  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1264#issuecomment-519311943
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1277/files/8f95befbe2f82cfbd4edd5599a9359b72d27db48..1e5872d07144499432faaa51bb6866c07d689d68
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1268
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1267
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1271
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1275#issuecomment-514176401
  • https://github.com/solid/solid/issues/18#issuecomment-520821489
  • https://github.com/solid/solid/issues/22#issuecomment-520822062
  • https://github.com/solid/solid/issues/24#issuecomment-520822726
  • https://github.com/solid/solid/issues/108#issuecomment-520823328
  • https://github.com/solid/solid/issues/108#event-2553277792
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1277#pullrequestreview-266268754
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1218#event-2554371902
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1269
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1272
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1273#issuecomment-514133587
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1276
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1284
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1285
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1287
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/pull/1282
  • https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server/issues/1288

Data Browser Project

  • https://github.com/solid/solid-panes/pull/138#event-2542830940
  • https://github.com/solid/mashlib/pull/46#pullrequestreview-272173936
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/pull/82
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/pull/79#pullrequestreview-270870429
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/pull/75#issuecomment-519499128
  • https://github.com/solid/mashlib/pull/36#pullrequestreview-265268181
  • https://github.com/solid/mashlib/pull/35#pullrequestreview-265244733
  • https://github.com/solid/mashlib/pull/37#pullrequestreview-265283028
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-panes/pull/139
  • https://github.com/solid/contacts-pane/pull/1/files/351c2734edc568412df09668c98ce1ae40849fc8..bcf98a62e3e5ff3f86cecf066f8201ebb1ad99af
  • https://github.com/solid/mashlib/issues/45#issuecomment-518868325
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/pull/91
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/pull/90
  • https://github.com/solid/solid-panes/issues/144

Until next week!

Mitzi László

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