On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 10:39 AM Benjamin Young <byo...@bigbluehat.com>
> (resending from the correct account…likely the other got spammed…)
> Granary is a project with similar ideas and intents as Apache Streams
> (which also needs AS2 support ;) ):
> In fact Apache Streams gets a mention in their “Related Work” section:
> Also mentioned in the Granary related work section is SocketHub:
> It’s aims are similar, but it’s reaching way beyond Web-based social APIs
> and “back” to including things like IRC, Email, etc.
> What’s significant about both these projects (and others they link to) are
> the stories they’re telling developers—which we can crib from as we think
> about the Streams “pitch.” They also have relatively minimal setup
> docs—which Streams is also heading toward (go Steve!).
Agreed this is key
> Again, my key objective is to understand the Apache Streams vision along
> side projects like these and within the wider space of consolidating social
> data. What market does it serve? Is it “personal” (as these projects seem
> to be)? Or commercial? Or developer-only (library/framework for wiring up
> your own idiosyncratic stuff)?
I think the overall objective of streams remains very similar to what it
started as: A way to easily and flexibly ingest multiple different sources
of 'activity' data in a normalized ActivityStreams format. For me
personally, my interest is in ingesting this data at scale and with as
little internally-maintained code as possible.
> Thanks for reading, pondering, and helping me help. :)