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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2023-10


ActivityPub support and accessibility improvements for forum software

NodeBB is a Node.js based community forum software utilizes web sockets for instant interactions and real-time notifications. NodeBB benefits from modern features like real-time streaming discussions, mobile responsiveness, and rich RESTful read/write APIs, while staying true to the original bulletin board/forum format — categorical hierarchies, local user accounts, and asynchronous messaging.

In this project, the team will be working on bringing ActivityPub integration to NodeBB, in order to allow forums to become truly interconnected with other ActivityPub-enabled applications throughout the wider Fediverse (of course including other NodeBB forums). The absolute hardest part of starting a community — forum or otherwise — is gaining a critical mass of adoption in order to sustain interest and content. What if we could bypass this hurdle altogether?

Run by NodeBB Inc.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.