4 reasons for leaving proprietary review platforms behind, and 1 tool to make it happen. Check out our release blog post for the Mangrove beta web app:
We just released the Mangrove demo web app 🚀
You can read and write reviews and upload pictures for restaurants, hotels, touristic sites and other places on the map, as well as for companies, websites and books.
Canonical serialization is pretty important for cryptographic message signing. Canonical CBOR is closest to a standard, but its in a pretty bad shape:
- FIDO2 aims to use their own version and not the one defined in the RFC: https://fidoalliance.org/specs/fido-v2.0-id-20180227/fido-client-to-authenticator-protocol-v2.0-id-20180227.html#ctap2-canonical-cbor-encoding-form
- A bunch of libraries use different ordering: JS `cbor`/`borc` and Rust `serde_cbor` with only the last one making any claims related to canonicality.
Our first project, Mangrove, offers an alternative architecture for reviews and recommendations: we disentangle the data layer from the layer of value adding services, and thus enable reviews provided by people to be a commons, freely available to all.
See here our proposed standard for the open data set, and share with us what you think: https://gitlab.com/plantingspace/mangrove/blob/master/Mangrove_Review_Standard_v1.md
More about Mangrove: https://planting.space/mangrove.html
Hello! This is mas.to, a general-purpose, predominantly English-speaking instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon, and want to make this instance special. We've settled on a nice, short domain name, keep up-to-date with the latest Mastodon updates and features and want to make an easygoing and fun place to interact with other Mastodon users.