Twitter-funded opensource offshoot releases its first code, ADX (Authenticated Data Experiment). Along with the initial code, Bluesky has also provided a high-level overview of the network architecture it employs.
If interested, you can grab a copy of the code from GitHub. This ADX code includes a local data server and a command-line client optimized for development.
Opensource offshoot releases its first code
Bluesky has recommended that developers have no more than a surface level of interaction with the code and not try to build anything on top of it. You can experiment coding with programmers all over the world. They claim there are deficiencies and future improvements are possible.
They’ve let go of a few of their working hypotheses to show you where the company is headed with Bluesky architecture. Comparing the Bluesky demo to “git for your social postings” is apt.
As of 2019, Jack Dorsey, formerly of Twitter’s executive team, introduced the Bluesky initiative. About five open source architects, designers, and engineers working independently started the project.
First and foremost, they established a decentralized and open-source social media infrastructure. Over time, Bluesky shifted its focus from platforms to protocols. If all goes as planned, Twitter will be Bluesky’s first client for its developed standard.
Bluesky PBLLC was formed and officially incorporated as the project’s legal entity in the last week of 2021. It has raised $13 million in fundraising since then. Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter was followed immediately by the news of Bluesky. Experts see the release of Bluesky’s basic code as the first step toward Elon Musk’s goal of making Twitter more accessible.
It would appear that Elon is enthusiastic about the Bluesky initiative as well. Please share your comments on the concept of an open-source social media protocol. What effect will it have on the monopoly of social media giants like Meta? Put it in the discussion below.