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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-04
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Solid Compound

A software library/framework to simplify designing for W3C Solid

Solid Compound is an innovative library designed to streamline the integration of web applications into the Solid ecosystem. It provides functionality to Solid App developers to make their Solid Apps usable without end-users needing a Solid Pod or a WebID. This lowers the barrier of entry for new end-users and allows everyone to use newly crafted and innovative Solid applications.

Solid Compound offers a hybrid data storage approach, allowing for data to be stored either in the application's datastore (but Solid-ready) or in the user's Solid pod. It also enables user authentication (either done by the application or Solid-OIDC). This merging of traditional web development with Solid-compatible systems also extends the functionality to include a feature that enables data and identity migration from an application's datastore to a user's pod when they are ready.

The hybrid approach ensures a smooth transition towards a more decentralized web, while simultaneously broadening the reach of Solid developers to users who may not yet be familiar with the Solid ecosystem.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust 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 101069594.