Solid

Solid (derived from 'social linked data') is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.
computes.io

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Personal Store

Databox.me

Authentication

WebID

Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

Specifically, Solid is:

  • A tech stack – a set of complementary
    standards and
    data formats/vocabularies that together
    provide capabilities that are currently available only through centralized
    social media services (think Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/many others), such as
    identity, authentication and login, authorization and permission lists,
    contact management, messaging and notifications, feed aggregation and
    subscription
    , comments and discussions, and more.
  • A Specifications document
    that describes a REST API that extends those existing
    standards, contains design notes on the individual components used, and is
    intended as a guide for developers who plan to build servers or applications.
  • A set of servers that
    implement this specification.
  • A test suite for testing and validating
    Solid implementations.
  • An ecosystem of social apps,
    identity providers and helper
    libraries (such as solid.js) that run on
    the Solid platform.
  • A community providing documentation, discussion (see the
    solid gitter channel),
    tutorials and
    talks/presentations.
github.com/solid

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