22nd August 2019

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

Solid is a standard that describes how to build data storage and applications in such a way that users can conveniently switch between data storage providers and application providers and take the data generated along.

If you have a suggestion on how to improve this description you may be interested in joining the Explaining the Vision panel who are working on describing Solid in a Nutshell.

This is a weekly summary of Solid progress.

Want something mentioned? Contact the Solid Manager at info@solidproject.org or send a pull request. Want to get involved? Contributions are welcome.

This Week in Solid is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week’s issue please submit a pull request.

Press

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.

  • none this week

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 implemntations make sure to add them to the list so they get included in next weeks edition.

This week there was a new app:

  • none this week

There have also been updates to:

  • none this week

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 appliations:

Conversation about process changes with activity this week:

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.

New panels:

New panellists:

Here is an overview of active panel conversations this week.

Panel Conversations
Accessibility Panel  
App Authorization Panel  
Artificial Intelligence Panel  
Authentication Panel  
Caching Panel  
Client Side Libraries Panel  
Cryptography (Signing and Encryption) Panel  
Data Interoperability Panel Common list of data about a single person
Explaining the Vision Panel  
External Interop and Outreach Panel  
Identity Panel  
Internationalisation Panel  
Natural Language Processing Panel  
Privacy and Individuals Rights Protection Panel  
Query Panel Errors generated by ldflex are not available to parent application, Error when try to get properties or subjects from document
Specification Entry Document Panel  
Teaching Materials Panel  
Test Suite Panel  

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.

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 ————- ————-  

Proposals in specification repositories with unknown 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 panesl. Below are the links to where there were active conversations on each of the projects.

Node Solid Server Project

Data Browser Project

Tasks

If you are keen to get started but are not sure where, check out the list of tasks. If you need help on something specific or know of something that would be useful to do make sure it’s listed by submitting a pull request

Until next week!

Mitzi László