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Gitea, Gogs, and Gitlab all have social-federation-related feature requests open right now. Not sure where they will land, but some are mentioning ActivityPub.

Cool! That is really interesting. ActivityPub would be great for this. I've added in links to the issues below:


- https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/1612

- https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/184


- https://github.com/gogs/gogs/issues/4437


- https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/44486

- https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ee/issues/4517

edit: added gitlab enterprise link (plus formatting)

ActivityPub is indeed both simple and extensible. Perfect for issues and comments, also PRs.

For the actual code behind PR I would just setup a git daemon and reference own repo. With appropriate CORS the code can even be cloned in a browser.

And (maybe as a result of this discussion.. who knows) this has just been created:


Crazy, I was learning about ActivityPub yesterday. The vocab could theoretically support this over torrents, too (although I haven't yet thought through how it would work as a protocol):

        "@context": {
            "@vocab": "https://www.w3.org/ns/activitystreams",
            "git": "https://gittorrent.org/ns/"
        "type": "git:PullRequest",
        "to": ["gittorrent://cjb/gittorrent#master"],
        "git:from": "gittorrent://zamalek/gittorrent#feature/activitystreams"

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