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Lemmy (and the fediverse) and GDPR: a clusterfuck waiting to happen?

So, I’m kinda new to this Lemmy thingy and the fediverse. I like the fediverse from a technological standpoint. However, I think that, if we gain more and more traction, Lemmy (and by extend the entire fediverse) is a GDPR clusterfuck waiting to happen. With big and expensive repercussions…...

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Since the entire goal of the fediverse is “transporting” all data to all servers inside the ActivityPub/fediverse world, the data of a EU member will be transported all over the place.

Not all data is transferred to other servers. That's the point where I think you are wrong.
You mention email and IP addresses as examples of personal data covered by GDPR, but that data is not transferred to other instances, only the instance where you registered holds that data. So you would only need to care about the instance where you registered to be GDPR-compliant.

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Then wait until you find that you can follow Lemmy/kbin communities from Mastodon and comment on Lemmy/kbin posts from your Mastodon account 🤭

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I don't know so much about Lemmy. In kbin, you just search for the user address and it will show in the results.

That doesn't seem to be the case for Lemmy though and I don't know if Lemmy has any way to make search work this way, but you can always manually build the user profile URL in Lemmy the way I did: <lemmy_instance>/u/<user address>

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Probably unpopular opinion: I hope that happens sooner than later.

I always saw packaging every piece of software for every distribution as a lot of duplicate work that could be better used somewhere else.

As an example, Gentoo's default repository has ~18k packages (not to mention the many other packages in additional repositories), each one of them with its own building script, maintainers and tests.
Most of those packages are also present in other Linux distributions, again with their own maintainers, different building scripts and having passed their own tests.

Doesn't that sound like a lot of duplicated work for each distribution that could be used instead on improving the core system and pushing the burden of packaging applications upstream as flatpaks?

Also, since flatpak packages dependencies with the application, they could fix the dependency hell problem in a big part because the developer will determine what dependencies your package runs with, instead of relying on whatever version of the dependencies may be installed in your system.

And it could also solve the quick death of Linux applications. I'm sure most of you saw how quickly applications get unusable in Linux. You find an application you like, but because it was developed for an older version of some library (like OpenAL or GTK+2) you cannot use it anymore.
Have you seen that in Windows? You can still use most of the applications developed for Windows XP in Windows 10.

That of course has its drawbacks. Because you are packaging dependencies with the application, you will have duplicates of the same library for each application, but I think that's a fair price to pay for more stable and durable applications. That's very similar to what Windows applications do.

I'm talking about flatpak. Like most of the people here, my experiences with snap were bad, I am not interested in it and I think it's Cannonical going their own way.

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The Spanish translation doesn't make sense, seems to be made using the worst automated translator.

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Same for me. I have to stop for a few seconds and think every time.

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And this is how today I learnt that the Brooklyn Bridge is the size of 99 narwhals:

And an orca is the size of 1.18 narwhals:

And, finally, an alpaca is the size of 5.6 orcas or 6.6 narwhals:

I'm not a New Yorker, but it looks to me like the Brooklyn Bridge should be able to fit more than 15 alpacas.

/kbin update - upvotes, boosts, languages...

Hi everyone, You may have noticed a small change on the website. From now on, upvotes work just like on Lemmy - they are equivalent to Mastodon's "favourite." You can boost a post using the button that replaced "favourite." Another change is that you can now rate and boost your own posts. Boosting has a one-time effect - it...

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Hi, I saw the language selector and I wonder how that works, because I don't see anywhere where you can filter by language.
Are there any plans to allow filtering content by language like others (e.g., Mastodon) do? That would be really useful so I can choose to see content only in languages I understand. Or does something like that already exist but I haven't found it?

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